Wendy is lonely but coping.
All nineteen-year-old Wendy wants is to drive the 255 bus around Uddingston with her regulars on board, remember to buy milk when it runs out and just to be okay. After her mum died, there’s nobody to remind her to eat and what to do each day.
And Wendy is ready to step out of her comfort zone.
Each week she shows her social worker the progress she’s made, like the coasters she bought to spruce up the place, even if she forgets to make tea. And she even joins a writers’ group to share the stories she writes, like the one about a bullied boy who goes to Mars.
But everything changes when Wendy meets Ginger.
A teenager with flaming orange hair, Ginger’s so brave she’s wearing a coat that isn’t even waterproof. For the first time, Wendy has a real best friend. But as they begin the summer of their lives, Wendy wonders if things were simpler before. And that’s before she realizes just how much trouble Ginger is about to get them in
Thanks for my copy to review on netgalley. I’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding this book and it was correct.
I loved this complex story of someone who essentially is lonely and bit lost in her ways .
She steps out of her comfort zone but will it all be plain sailing .
Real ,genuine and relatable look at families and how they aren’t all perfect.
Everyone has their way of escapism but at what cost do you do it ?
A fantastically written book about friendship, identity and not having it all yet figured out…
Full of wit,warmth and pockets of wisdom .
Published 21st July