10 Oct 2012

Book Review: Lifesaving for Beginners by Ciara Geraghty

An accident on the motorway. One woman dies. One woman lives. Nothing will ever be the same again. Kat Kavanagh works in Dublin as a technical writer. She has no children and is fond of her man-friend, Thomas. She never thinks about what happened when she was fifteen. That's Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo is ten and lives in Brighton. He's pretty busy trying to keep things together. Lots of stuff is still the same. Like school. Lifesaving class. Library duty with Carla. Cutting worms in two with his bestfriend Damo. But some things are different. Like his mother not being around anymore. And his sister Faith, looking after him. Then Faith finds some of her mother's old papers and discovers a secret she was never meant to know. Suddenly everything changes. As Milo struggles to come to terms with what has happened to his family, Faith is determined to uncover the truth. Kat thinks the truth is overrated. But you can only run so far before your past catches up with you ..

Published:   27th September 2012
Publisher:   Hodder &; Stoughton 
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Links:  Goodreads  /  Amazon.co.uk  /  Amazon.com  

My Review
To see the video review, please see the end of this post.

9 out of 10

Now this was a very emotional story to read.  Right from the beginning where we see a car accident  and right up to the ending, which I have to admit that I had figured out what was going to happen but what I enjoyed about this story the most is following the characters stories.

This story is split into two view points; Kat and Milo.  Milo is a child and Kat is a middle aged woman.  There are a lots of twists and turns in this story, comedic in places and there is a lot I do not want to say here as I do not want to spoil the story for you.

I really enjoyed this story, which made me laugh and cry and sometimes both at the same time.  A very emotional read that I just could not put down.

Best wishes

Debs :-)