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YA Review: The Thing With Feathers

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YA Review: The Thing With Feathers

The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle
Reviewed by: Lily Miller
Genre: Romance, drama
Publisher: Blink YA
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

For all her life, epileptic teenager Emilie Day has been cautious with her life. She has always been homeschooled, she has never swimmed in her life, and she’s best friends with her service dog Hitch. She loved to read, wear her pajamas all day, and marathon movies with her mom and dad.

Then her dad died. That’s when everything changed. That’s when her mom decided to send her to The Ridge, a public high school. And the worst part? She would have to hide her epilepsy from everyone! Life would never be the same for Emilie Day, but that didn’t mean there wouldn’t be hope.

Chatham, a boy who seemed too good to be true, shares the same literature class with Emilie. Chatham was the first student to meet Emilie. Due to his failing grades, he decide he wants Emilie to become his literature tutor. Soon, Emilie will discover his feelings for her, but she doesn’t know how to respond since no one knows of her disorder, including Chatham.

Life for Emilie seems to be falling apart. Her relationship with her mother starts to fade as she gets closer to school friends. To make matters worse, her mom might even have a secret love life. Emilie will have to face her fears. And through it all, she will soon discover there is hope.

The Thing With Feathers is a beautiful novel about friendship, trust, and hope. The words flowed beautifully off the pages. I really enjoyed reading through Emilie’s journey through high school. This book reminds us that no matter how bad things get, there will always be hope for tomorrow. We all face ups and downs, but that’s okay. We can learn from these times and use them as examples later in life.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The story line was raw and heartfelt. All of the characters are very enjoyable. The story didn’t drag out at all. The writing was very well portrayed. I would highly recommend this novel to fans of YA romance.

Rated PG: It’s a pretty clean novel. There are a few kisses and references to drugs.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher. Thank you!


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