Described as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
meets John le Carre, about a teen math prodigy with an extreme anxiety
disorder who finds himself caught in a web of lies and conspiracies
after an assassination attempt on his mother.
I cannot write a long review for this book. Not because it isn't good, it really is, but because it'd be so easy for me to spoil something if I did.
White Rabbit, Red Wolf follows the story of a teen with issues. He has an extreme anxiety disorder, but the story is not about those issues and rather focuses on shocking events that unfold while he attends an event where his mother is due to give a speech about her work. The story is intense and told at break neck pace which means it is one of those books you don't want to put down.
The John Le Carre comparisons are totally fair if Le Carre was fortunate enough to be able to write YA fiction this good. I loved it and will be recommending it far and wide.
Another month, another pile of books I'm desperate to get my hands on
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow by Siobhan Curham
lives in Lewes with her beloved vinyl collection, her mum ... and her
mum's depression. When Stevie's mum's disability benefits are cut,
Stevie and her mother are plunged into a life of poverty. But
irrepressible Stevie is determined not to be beaten and she takes
inspiration from the lyrics of her father's 1980s record collection and
dreams of a life as a musician. Then she meets Hafiz, a talented
footballer and a Syrian refugee. Hafiz's parents gave their life savings
to buy Hafiz a safe passage to Europe; his journey has been anything
but easy. Then he meets Stevie... As Stevie and Hafiz's friendship
grows, they encourage each other to believe in themselves and follow