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The Weight of Small Things by Julie Lancaster

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sallyjuliet Sun 27-Dec-20 19:40:42

Has anyone else read this book? I picked it up on a whim at my local bookshop and I’ve just finished it. Such an emotional book! I think it will stay with me for a while!

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eliavigil Fri 22-Jan-21 07:26:14

I read this book about a week ago and I’ve been struggling to review it. It’s such a great book that no matter what I say won’t give it the credit it deserves.

Frankie is a strong likeable nine year old girl. We get told most of the story from her point of view. Her story isn’t an easy read but a story that needs to be told sadly.

From the way the story is written to the storyline and characters the author had my attention from start to finish. I can usually inhale a book in one sitting but I didn’t with this one. Maybe it’s the topics included or I just wanted to savour the words. Great praise to the author on bringing certain topics to the forefront. I’ll certainly be recommending this story to my reader friends.
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sallyjuliet Sat 23-Jan-21 20:54:49

Ahhh! At last, someone else who’s read it and enjoyed it! It was so well written. I agree with the not devouring it in one go thing. I read it quite slowly. I’ve got a 9 year old son and the thought of him living through what Frankie lived through made me cry!! I’ll definitely recommend it to friends. I always find it harder recommending an emotionally tough book.

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BigBadVoodooHat Sun 07-Feb-21 20:52:52

I’m intrigued, I have a child of a similar age to Frankie and I get deeply emotionally affected by books/films with children going through distressing things.

Is this book going to be too unsettling for me to read? sad

sallyjuliet Sat 13-Feb-21 20:22:37

It is unsettling but in my opinion worth it. Give it a go smile

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