Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott will be loved by fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Annabel Pitcher.
Liv takes us on a journey through her life from "Thirteen Weeks Before" to "Six Months After".
We discover Liv's passion for photography, her brother's obsession with sticking to the rules, the stupidity of Moronic Louise at school, and how the family copes as Mum's terminal illness takes hold ...Guided by Mum's own childhood diaries, Liv finds a new way to live.
This book is real, funny, utterly touching and absolutely heartwarming.
Despite the sadness at the heart of the story, every reader will laugh and keep on turning the pages, charmed by Liv and her mum. 'A brilliantly told, ultra modern story about a significant six months in eleven year old Olivia's life - it should be sold with a large box of tissues!' Jacqueline Wilson
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/03/2014
- Category: Family
- ISBN: 9780141348995
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Review by rata
Wow! What a tear jerker. The story is told from the perspective of Olivia, a 12- 13 year old girl as she learns about her mother’s terminal illness. Olivia takes us on a journey through her family’s life from Thirteen Weeks before to Six months after the death of her mother. The reader learns ofOlivia and her father’s passion for photography, Her brother Isaac’s need for routines and obsession with sticking to the rules due to him being autistic, The stupidity of Moronic Louise at school (how people say or do heartless things without thought for others feelings,And how the family copes as Mum's terminal illness takes hold...Guided by Mum's own childhood diaries, Olivia finds out that her mother once was just a child like her and felt the same feelings of love and loss. This book is real, utterly touching and absolutely heartwarming. 5/5