Apple and Rain - Sarah Crossan

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Apple and Rain - Sarah Crossan

Released: September 1, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury AUS
SynopsisWhen Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager – unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.

Like a brilliant hybrid of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Crossan entices you into her world, then tells a moving, perceptive and beautifully crafted story which has the power to make you laugh and cry. 

~ Goodreads ~

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What I Thought: Apple and Rain - a story about a girl who feels lost, and the things she needs to discover to realise she was already found.
Apple's mother left her with her Nana on Christmas Eve eleven years ago. But now Nana is making her feel like a prisoner and all she wants is for her mother to come back - and she gets what she wishes for.
But of course, it's never that easy! Her mother has a big surprise in store, sure to rock Apple's life. That, and her mother is rarely around.

Apple and Rain is a beautiful story about family, finding yourself and your place. This story makes you re-evaluate everything in life, and what's really important. I think this is the perfect story to give every young teenage girl to read - but I think people of all ages will benefit from the lessons involved in the storyline.

I am a fan of Sarah Crossan, so I dove into this book with quite high expectations, and it did not disappoint. Definitely recommend you pick this one up when you get a chance! 

The Good: This story was anything but what I expected! Such a heart-felt story with an incredible journey of learning.

The Bad: Apple frustrated me so much! I know it was all part of her learning journey - and I had to keep reminding myself that she was only 13.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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