A Storm of Strawberries By Jo Cotterill

A Storm of Strawberries By Jo Cotterill

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This title will be released on June 29, 2017.

Darby loves summer on her family’s strawberry farm – but is the weather about to turn?

Darby’s favourite things are listening to music – preferably The Beatles – picking strawberries on the farm and spending time with her big sister. She is looking forward to doing all three over the long weekend, but when Kaydee has a friend to stay and the sunshine disappears, everything gets turned on its head.

When the storm clears, will Darby find everything is back to normal, and what is ‘normal’ anyway?

My Thoughts:

The cover of this book reminded me of growing up and going in the summer to pick strawberries. I found this a nice easy read but one that also tackles a few sensitive issues. I like the fact that it centres around Darby who is twelve years old, she is a lovely young lady who has down’s syndrome. I found I could relate to what she was saying as my cousin has down syndrome and I use to look after him when he was little and I know the struggles he use to have to put up with. I saw at first hand how people treat people with downs syndrome and people can be very nasty, at the end of the day they are just normal people and shouldn’t be judged differently. Everyone is equal. A short read but one I enjoyed very much. I liked hearing Darby remembering stories of her growing up.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Pre-order your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Strawberries-Jo-Cotterill-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Strawberries-Jo-Cotterill