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Letting Go by Cat Clarke
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really liked it

As with all Barrington Stoke books, Letting Go is a short story that is perfect for those with dyslexia to read but it is also very much an enjoyable story for people without dyslexia to enjoy too. I, personally, am a very big fan of Cat Clarke so when I found out she had written a new book, I jumped at the chance to read it.

With this one being shorter in length, it is a book that definitely packs a punch and fortunately gets the message across fairly quickly too. Luckily the short length doesn’t detract from the story at all and thus this book is truly accessible to all, which I absolutely loved about it.

In this book, Agnes, Ellie, and Steve are climbing up a mountain in Scotland to honour Ellie’s dead mother. What makes this book more interesting is that Agnes and Ellie used to date but since split up and now Ellie is going out with Steve. But a promise is a promise – especially one concerning the deceased, and thus Agnes comes out of her comfort zone to get the mission over and done with.

The book is one that will pull you in and grip you. It looks at how grief can change you – not just when you physically lose someone in the world but even when relationship ends and you end up mourning someone who is technically still alive. It also looks at how despite this, it is possible to let it go – metaphorically and literally.

I really connected with Agnes in this story and thought that she went on a really interesting journey in this story – both physically and mentally! I loved how the story eventually ended and felt that it was just the perfect end to this book.

I would highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something short that also packs a good punch and has a really powerful and important message running inside it.

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Reading Progress

August 21, 2019 – Started Reading
August 21, 2019 – Finished Reading
August 31, 2019 – Shelved

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