Apple and Rain
I had seen this book at the bookstore quite a few times, and it had always intrigued me and I was interested as the name and cover were quite different to others. I had never heard of Sarah Crossan before, and had never seen her name on any other books, so I was a little cautious and wasn’t sure if it was good. But after reading it, I knew I made the right choice in buying it. I know it is hard for someone to pick a favourite book, especially someone who is obsessed, so to say, with books, but this book has made onto my list of favourite books. I also like that the blurb doesn’t give too much away.
A story about sad endings
A story about happy beginnings
A story to make you realise who is special
When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bittersweet. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.
While reading the story, I find myself just as confused as Apple is when she finds out why her mum left her. I just think, who would do that to their kid, just leave them like that? But I guess some people feel they don’t have any other choice. Her dad wasn’t on the scene, he had gone off and gotten married to another woman and hardly ever saw Apple.
While Apple’s mum has been away, Apple was living with her Nan. She loves her nan, but gets frustrated because her nan wont let her do certain things that other girls are, and feels if her nan is too overprotective, and thinks that she is too young to do anything.
I like that the character of Apple is a lot like girls today. She is relatable to and has the same problems as other teenage girls. Feeling as if she can’t reveal her true self at school, to teacher or students. She feels that no one knows the real her and that she can’t share her feeling with anyone.
I would definitely give this book a 5/5. It has a great story line, it’s intriguing and just lures you in. once you start you cant stop. Those are my favourite kinds of books. At night you think, just one more page or one more chapter, but you cant put it down and end up reading past midnight, until you finish or fall asleep with the book on your face. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for something to reads.