Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me.
Title: Margot & me
Author: Juno Dawson
Genre: Fiction – contemporary/historical
Publication details: Hot Key Books; London, 2017
What this book is about: Fliss’s mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss’s stern and bullying grandmother. Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot’s wartime dairy she sees an opportunity to get her own back. But Fliss soon discovers Margot’s life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery… and even passion. What’s more, she learns a terrible secret that could tear her whole family apart…
My review: Beautiful story!! Lively and heart-warming this story transported me right into the book. It actually reads like two stories in one; one of Fliss adjusting to country life in today’s time, another of a younger Margot fleeing the Blitz into a farm in Wales during the 1940’s. Both narratives are rich in description and plot. The supporting characters bring more layers into the story and creates a complex picture which leads to an awesome story!! Despite the severity of Fliss’ mother’s illness and eventual outcome, this is in essence a story of a daughter, her mother, and her grandmother, and the bonds they create with each other. A good read, but with some mature content that is more suitable for older readers.
My rating: 4 ⭐