The Lip By Charlie Carroll

The Lip By Charlie Carroll


All of this is Bones Break.

All of this is mine.

I know every inch of it. I stand at dead centre, my feet teetering on the edge of the lip. Below, the thundering tattoo of waves on rock. The wind catches the tips of my hair; enough to make me right myself with a step to the left, and then another back again. Here on the lip, it is vital to know where my feet are.

My Thoughts:

The book is set in Cornwall where I wish I could just escape to right now. The Lip which the book is titled is a rocky overhang on a Cornish stretch of beach. No one knows it is there apart from Melody who lives in a caravan nearby. As no one knows it is there, she sometimes positions herself there and listens to what people say at the edge of this cliff. It is quite interesting what people have to say whether it is to themselves or other people. Melody lives by herself after some awful tragedies, she scavengers what ever she can get her hands on, and is very suspicious of everyone. The only person she trusts is Esther who checks on her regularly. The story is written in the present tense so as the reader you feel for this teenager. I think the book focuses on instability, all what Melody went through as is going through. The way Charlie has written about the scenery comes to life and you really feel as though you are there. It was an impressive debut novel.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Rachael and Two Roads for sending me a copy of this book.

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