Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads): 
Feather Tucker has two wishes:

1)To get her mum healthy again

2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships

When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to save her mum’s life. But when her Mum refuses to co-operate Feather realises that the problem run deeper than just her mum’s unhealthy appetite.

Over time, Feather’s mission to help her Mum becomes an investigation. With the help of friends old and new, and the hindrance of runaway pet goat Houdini, Feather’s starting to uncover when her mum’s life began to spiral out of control and why. But can Feather fix it in time for her mum to watch her swim to victory? And can she save her family for good?

Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Wishbones “I ate to survive. I ate to numb the sadness, to give me the strength to face another day.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a girl whose mother was morbidly obese.

Feather was a loving girl, and it was obvious how much she cared about her mother. I thought her attempts to help her mother lose weight were well-meant, even if she didn’t understand that her mother wasn’t quite as motivated as she was.

The storyline in this was about feather trying to get her mother to lose weight after being in a diabetic coma. All the way through the book was an air of mystery though, over what exactly it was that her mother was hiding from her, and why other people seemed to have more of an insight into her mother and her problems than Feather did. The pace in this felt quite slow though, and I did want answers a lot quicker than we got them.

The ending to this had a few shocking revelations, and I was pleased that we finally got some answers.

6.25 out of 10

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