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A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny's own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.
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MY REVIEW:My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I just finished this book, and have to say that I loved it!
This is a lovely book, a great way to see that deep down we are all equals. A story that removes memories, dreams, fears and hopes. When you are face to face to the end, there are things you'd like to know. So if you got the chance to know from first hand what to expect, would you be ready for that?
Mary is this 12 years old, who's facing the changes that comes with growing up, her best friend has just moved away, and her granny is in the hospital. And then she meet this woman, Tamsey, that helps her, her mother and her grandmother to deal with the situation.
With a story that sometimes takes us to the past,changing the character from which we read the story, we are able to see how the 4 women are so different and equals at the same time. Their lives intersect, showing us that often we inherited from our ancestors more than we think. Describing that no matter in wich stage of life we are, we all need someone to protect us.
It counts with some descriptions of the characters and the countryside, that really transport you into the story.
I just love this one. I think that everyone, not just teenagers, will enjoy this book. Everyone should give it a chance.
I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. Thanks to ABRAMS.