Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari

Hi everyone, this week I’m sharing a review that is better suited for teenagers. You will find yourself transported into the wilds of the Lake District and into a story that showcases the outstanding talent that is Sita Brahmachari. 

blue cover background of sky and sun shining from above shoulder of image of young girl taken from mid-flight on swing while upside down. around edges images of flowers, woodland creatures, bells, kites, musical notes. large black letters at middle bottom read Kite Spirit. smaller letters at top read Sita Brahmachari.
A poignant teen read

Title: Kite Spirit

Author: Sita Brahmachari

Genre: Fiction – contemporary

Publication details: Macmillan Children’s Books; London, 2013

ISBN: 9780330517928   (Paperback)   |   9781447217787   (ebook)

What this book is about: When Kite’s best friend commits suicide, Kite’s world falls apart. Overwhelmed by grief and confusion, yet unable to shed a tear, she leaves London to spend the summer in the countryside. Six weeks is supposed to heal her broken spirit, but Kite feels immune to the natural beauty around her. But Kite is alone until the day she meets Garth, a local boy who seems to understand her pain. Slowly, he helps her untangle the emotions that are threatening to tear her apart. But will Kite’s brave spirit ever return?

My review: This was a sad and poignant read for me. I found some sections really hard to get through in the beginning. Once Kite reached the Lake District with her dad Seth it took a somewhat lighter note. The story afterwards, her friendship with Garth and the stunning imagery and description of the wilds of the Lake District took my breath away. I didn’t realise that Sita Brahmachari was such a versatile writer until I read this book!! I must emphasise though that the powerful emotions and dark themes of suicide portrayed here would make this a read better suited for older teens. 

My rating: 4 ⭐

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