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How to Be Brave by Louise Beech
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it was amazing

How is a nine year old girl, diagnosed with diabetes connected with a ghost from the past, a man who survives a gruelling ordeal upon a lifeboat after his ship is torpedoed during WW2? That is what this beautifully written, moving story sets out to explore. Expertly weaving back and forth between well-researched historical fact and fiction, the past and the present day, Louise Beech takes us on a journey in which a story is exchanged for blood, a powerful and haunting metaphorical image. I was gripped both by the journey of nine year old Rose as she slowly comes to terms with her medical condition and Colin as he battles to survive, against all odds, in the shark-ravaged oceans.
A unique, stunningly related tale which I would whole-heartedly recommend to anyone.
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Reading Progress

December 16, 2015 – Started Reading
December 16, 2015 – Shelved
January 7, 2016 – Finished Reading

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