Book Review, Books

If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch


So I picked this book up on one of my random book hauls ages ago, I don’t really remember when I picked it up to be honest. But I did, and the only reason I did it was because of the cover. It is a beautiful cover, and honestly I fell so in love with it, and even the spine of the book is beautiful and it just made me fall in love with it.

The Description of the book is also interesting although honestly I didn’t read it. I have got to stop doing that, because one of these days I could pick up a really crap book and that would be horrible and terrible. But you know I was lucky this time, I actually liked this book thankfully.

Carey is keeping a terrible secret. If she tells, it could destroy her future. If she doesn’t, will she ever be free?

For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa.

Their mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey’s only priority – until strangers arrive and everything changes…

So as you can see that blurb sounds amazing, and when I did actually read it, I had an idea of what this story was going to be about and I can happily say that I was wrong. And I was glad I was wrong.

So what happens is that the girls are found in the woods by Carey’s dad, and he takes both her and Jenessa in and accept them as part of their family. And how Carey was acting with him a part of me thought that maybe their dad had abused her and we soon find out in the story that Carey’s mother told her that. But it isn’t true and I was really glad that it was the case that it was false.

And my reasoning for that is seeing Carey and Jenessa to grow and be part of his family with his wife and step-daughter I loved it, because most stories where they have another family they are all horrible. It was complete opposite and they got to be a big part of the family. It just made me really happy and although they had shit beginnings it meant that they got good endings sort of.

The story unravelled very well, and it brought a lot of things to attention especially family that was a big theme in the book. And anyone who loves their family can understand the love Carey feels for her sister Jenessa and so on and I love it.

But there is a shocker at the end of the story which is we find out why Jenessa won’t talk or why Carey was so protective and closed off. I don’t think I want to spoil the ending or the twist in this for people who do read this book. But I don’t know if you will expect it or not, erm I think part of you expects what does happen but there is another part of you that doesn’t expect the response that she does. As I said I don’t want to ruin it for you guys if you haven’t read the book, but if you have read the book or in the future do, tell me what you think of the secret and the twist in it! I would be really interested to know what you do think of it. So let me know!

So that’s some of my thoughts on If you find me, as I said I don’t want to ruin the book for you and once you read it you will understand why. It’s such a great book!

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