26 May 2017

Blog Tour: Review: All The Good Things by Clare Fisher

Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn't deserve to ever feel good again.

But her counsellor, Erika, won't give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby's head.

But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.

What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone-even a 100% bad person-deserve a chance to be good?


Source: Review Consideration | Blog Tour

5 Words: Good, bad, family, friendship, government-cuts.

Trying to review this without spoilers is almost impossible. There is so much that I want to talk about.

For all that I had read the blurb, Beth's story still came as a surprise. I loved her voice and the narrative style, it almost felt like Beth was talking to me.

This is a book that will challenge you and your perceptions. It will likely make you angry at the world, at how a vulnerable person can be let down on so many fronts. It will make so smile at the good things and scowl at the bad. It will likely make you feel every emotion under the sun. It will tug on your heart strings, then just straight-out stretch them to breaking point.

Beth came across as both younger and older than she actually was, and it's something to have to read the story to understand. She has such a big heart but she needs help and at each failing my own heart broke a little more. And that ending? I was in tears.

I was reminded a little of Looking For JJ and it is definitely a book that will stay with me.

Beth's story is heartbreaking but all too real and conceivable, and once you finish this book you will need to talk about it, you will need to discuss what's right and wrong, what needs to be done.

2 comments:

  1. This book sounds so interesting -- I appreciate you not posting spoilers, and it's made me even more curious to find out what this book is all about!!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi, I want to get this book to see what happens #TeacupClub

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