Hannah is twenty-eight when the worst happens.
Her first instinct? To call her mum.
The problem is, her mum having an accident, being rushed to hospital and never waking up was the worst thing.
Realising that she is now the Woman of the Family, Hannah has to be the rock for her emotionally-repressed father and chaotic younger sister, all while trying to muddle her way through the crucial life lessons her mother never taught her, like:
– How to ride a tandem
– How to react when your dad starts making lasagne for an unknown woman
– How to broker peace between feuding aunts
– How to know if you really want a baby or if this is just the grief talking
But what Hannah really wishes her mother had taught her is: when you’ve just lost the person who made sense of everything, how are you meant to find yourself?
I found this an emotional read about losing the one person who you came from and how it affects the person. The writing is beautiful and sensitive, I did find myself reaching for the tissues a number of times as the story is a little bit close to home. The subject is one I think most people find it extremely hard to talk about but I think Amy has pulled it off and done it justice. It was an honour to follow Hannah’s journey through loss and grief and understand it a little more from a person’s own journey through it. There are some funny moments in this book too, but I would certainly recommend reading this book, and I hope it helps people to realise they are not alone.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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