I will start by saying that on the whole I did enjoy this book and would robably recommend it to certain eopleI found the book fairly slow to get into and until about 50 ages in I found myself simply not caring enough about it to ick
up However after the first hurdle once started actually happening I really got into it and found However after the first hurdle once things started actually happening I really got into it and found hard to ut downThe book is good at giving you a real insight into Minny s family life and I Did Find Myself did find myself a lot about the different characters I felt that this book was very interesting in that it brought you into knowing about the family life however other than that I do think the actual story and Interior Designs: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautifully Decorated Houses, Inspirational Room Designs, and Relaxing Modern Architecture plot of the book was lacking in some senses thelot didn t really go anywhere unexpected and Gläsern parts of the story felt undeveloped On reaching the end of this book I felt that I was expecting from the conclusion it left me with uestions and almost felt unfinished Almost as if it was only the first half of a story may Honestly I wasn t sure if I was going to finish this book at all It was so slow going and the super long chapters didn t help either chapter one alone was 40agesThe blurb made a big thing about Minny s autistic sister Aisling being bullied but that was actually only a minor Detention of Doom plotoint I do feel like her autism was done fairly well though At least Ash wasn t a stereotype she was shown to have feelings and emotions which appears to be a rarity for autistic girls in fictionThe Fromentin plot was nothing their lives and everything reemergence of their absent dad with hisregnant girlfriend in tow at the same time I didn t really understand Minny and Penny s friendship other than their names being similar side note small LGBT representation in Penny having two mums Selena s obsession with religion and the Punishing My Slutty Little Sister preoccupation with referring to Raymond as just the baby Also using Nita s name rather than mum was slightly confusing inlaces I liked Franklin though25 starsFor reviews see An intelligent gathering of complex issues involving real charactersWalsh s tone for believeable opinions of each character is refreshing especially from an English POV where school life is concerned Minny is a strong lead that is coping with her dad never coming back from America leaving her with an older autistic sister younger religious sister new baby brother an over stretched mother and an ever suffering Czech grandmotherEach character is fleshed out with such realistic Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 problems and written wih great sensitivity I couldn t help but feel for them Especially when concerning ash autism all aspects of attitudes were approached within the story I highly reccomend for fans of David Leviathan or Mark Haddon Too Close to Home is a captivating family saga as jamacked with characters as Minny s home isMinny is a fourteen year old girl living in her Babi ka s house with her three siblings Aisling Selaena and Raymond and mother Nita desperately trying to find some space for herself to grow into When Minny. Meet Minny her life is a complicated whirlwind of unbearable PE lessons annoying friends and impossible to live with siblings Minny is desperate for some space in a house spilling over with family and hangers on S father Des returns uite out of the blue after disappearing four years ago Minny and her sisters must decide how much they are willing to let him back in Alongside her father s reappearance Minny has to face the reappearance of a family friend staying with her Alongside her father s reappearance Minny has to face the reappearance of a family friend staying with her her seven year old sister s devotion to the Bible and her Babi ka s new boyfriend GilAoife Walsh magnificently fits in extremely complex issues into this single book divorce jealousy lying mainstream schooling of autistic eople devotion to God fostering classism fatherhood forgiveness and acceptance to name a fewWalsh also rovides a sensitive accurate ortrayal of an autistic teenager struggling within a large family and with the social challenges of mainstream schooling in oldest child Aisling It starts as a slow burn eventually building into a fast aced explosive endingAnd now I can t stop thinking of life is like a train metaphorsThank you kindly to Chloe Sackur at Andersen Press for sending me a copy of Too Close to Home What a fabulous book A train wreak of complicated characters jostling in a heaving mess of a house trying to find their space and lace in this world It trundled out at a snail s The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) pace Penny s Minny s BF selfishness scraping on the the tracks and there s naff to look at but once selfish Des imposes himself on the family he d dumped it hurtled along at an increasingly chaoticace with the characters
getting on each other s nerves betrayals secrets hustling to be aired rows and downpours a tad redictable on each other s nerves betrayals secrets hustling to be aired rows and downpours a tad redictable happened in the end deliberate misunderstandings seriously Penny Des Harriet jealousies resentments and bullying oh and Raymond the baby in the middle of it allFranklin was simply adorable Nitpicks She doesn t look autistic Autism doesn t have a look If you re gonna write autistic characters lease don t ass us off as a look unless said statement is addressed Aisling was well depicted though I thought she had Franklin had a thing going They were sweet togetherI never gleamed what Minny looked like except her dad who I didn t know looked like either Hair colour build and eye colour is enough but there was nothingThe whole Penny wrap up was resolved way too cleanly Yes Penny came through in the end but why on earth did she spread those rumours in the first Learn English: A Beginner's Guide for ESL Learners placeConclusion Life is complicated with too manyeople jammed on that train The smellsthe sounds the lack of space the bags in your face someone rattling coins in his Who Is Gloria Steinem? pocket somebody with BO somebody with too much stinkyerfume on a conversation about olitics going on somebody with a crying baby to console somebody who has his music at top volume I refer complicated books with a thousand threads deftly delivered classism fostering bullying finding one s lace etc In that regard this book deliveredYeah I dig the train metaphors D This is an amazing YA for new reader It so easy to get into and hard to ut down I described this on Twitter as one for the I write this sitti. He has to contend with her autistic sister Aisling's school bullies whilst trying to keep her self absorbed BFF Penny happy and look normal in front of new boy Franklin And on top of this now Dad has announced tha.
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it s a book full of complicated complex and Casson esue characters all of them bumping against each other in their complicated and complex lives Too Close To Home isn t really about much on the surface except in a way it s about everything and erhaps that surface stillness is so very metaphorical for the book itself but underneath it s eddling away like mad There s Minny central character and oh I am full of semi colons and unctuation in this review but that s this book thoughts andis it s a book full of complicated
Movements And Emotions And Peopleand emotions and eople jumbling against each other and trying to find their space in life So In an attempt to be Napříč nekonečnem precise 1 Walsh srose is very classic in tone It s like eating a big authorial cake stay with me and finding it full of Streatfeild and McKay and Smith and it takes a moment to sink in and when it does you don t want to let it go It s rich vivid and rather timeless Contemporary yet classic Classic yet contemporary That sort of thing2 It is a sympathetic and genuine book It speaks of complex issues and does so in a way that is neither didactic nor here is the issue and now you should ay attention In a way it reminded me of the Susie Day Pea series it s sort of a textual elder sister to Pea which is a very huge thing for me I love the Pea books they are beautiful and smart things and now I m creating a family tree of books and need to move on3 If you are into the Chalet School series there is a moment on 77 which will make you understand this book and everything that it is saying about the world4 Too Close to Home is out in July This is an early review I debated whether to write it now or to save it for a while And as you can see I wrote it now This is because sometimes books leave you feeling full of them and in love with everything that they are and wanting to share that and wanting to talk about it all now It is such a lovely book this wise and smart and funny and sarcastic and
joyful and it should not fly under the radar Save theand it should not fly under the radar Save the Thoroughly enjoyed this book Can t fault it at all It s intended for teenagers and is itched at just the right level However as an adult reading it I didn t feel like I was reading a children s book It s so intelligently written and the lot twists were not at all Now Pitching, Bob Feller: A Baseball Memoir predictable unlike lots of fiction intended for older readers Highly recommended This book has not hooked me to well however when I look back over the story I have uite enjoyed it The characters are all uniue with their own characteristics androblems Nice book overall I received this book free through Goodreads first readsThis book is very busy the family in it just have so much going on in their lives I didn t feel that there was too much of a storyline to the book but it is still uite an interesting look at the life of a family There are some funny moments and some sadder moments I wouldn t say that this novel really gripped me but it was an interesting read none the les. T he’s returning to London – with his new girlfriendSecrets lies and home truths will out frying ans will be burnt and arguments will flare up in a story full of humour honesty and minor household emergencies. ,