The Longest Whale Song

(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Corgi Yearling

Things have changed a lot for Ella. For years now it's been just her and mum, which suited Ella fine. Now they live with Jack, her mum's annoying new husband and soon Ella will have a baby brother too. When a rare condition causes her mum's pregnancy to go wrong, leaving her lost in a coma, Ella's life goes into free-fall. Suddenly, nothing is as it was; her best friend is distant, her beloved Dad keeps saying the wrong thing and stupid Jack… well, stupid Jack is just there. Always.

Wilson's clear, honest writing crackles through this moving tale. Her expertly drawn characters, full of human flaws, sharpen a potentially sentimental story. This absorbing novel packs an emotional punch which should satisfy Wilson's many fans, old and new.

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