Monday, 7 March 2016

Country girl, city girl by Lisa Jahn- Clough

country girl, city girl is about Melita a girl from the city. She goes to stay with a family who Mum knew long ago. Phoebe is the same age as Melita and having lived in the country all her life is used to and comfortable with the isolation, but a friendship grows between the pair as they share the summer on the farm. Pheobe is confused about what her feelings for this girl mean.

I was dubious about this book when I realised that they were 13/14 years of age. I wasn't sure if they could fully understand these things and I wondered how far the author could go with the story.

The author goes far enough with the theme of sexuality, but it's done really well, that I, an adult reader, could enjoy it and even take something away from it. There's a lot more to this story, than just sexuality, as Phoebe's mother died when she was a toddler and she lacks that female guidance in her life.

There's a lot going on in this book, which is a short read (under 200 pages), but the story isn't hurried. I really enjoyed this book.

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