It’s 1980, Liverpool, Robyn is happy living with May, her nan. She is safe and well cared for. When her nan dies, sixteen-year-old Robyn finds herself homeless. She dreams of finding her father and finding a home. But she has no idea where to begin her search. Imagine Living opens as Robyn is working in her first job, in Waterford’s Bakery. It is here she meets an array of characters who befriend her, but some of the characters are dangerous, searching for the most vulnerable in society to exploit. Robyn must find ways to escape them, as she is forced into navigating her own way in the world, doing her utmost to stay alive.
Throughout Imagine Living, readers are jolted with unexpected surprises, through the kindness of strangers and heartwarming moments of joy. How can Robyn be both living on the streets, where violence and poverty prevail, and own a Dior dress? And how will she handle being blackmailed and bullied? Robyn is in possession of an unstoppable sense optimism and loyalty to those she loves. Her kindness is seen by some as a weakness. But don’t cross her, as she’s formidable at protecting herself, described by many who meet her as a survivor.
This is book two in the Disappearing Home Series and I feel now I want to read book one. After reading this book I really like Deborah’s style of writing and I found it well descriptive. This is Robyn’s story and is set around the 80’s era which I love reading about. I found Robyn’s story full of emotion and turmoil and I just wanted to help Robyn. There were some really great characters throughout the story and I really loved reading about the 80’s era, Deborah has done a great job with this book. I read it in a day and would recommend.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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