“A surprisingly bitter sweet, life-affirming story about loss, grief, and family dynamics. Yes it had me bawling my eyes out at times but it also made me laugh. The main character, Pearl, seems real and the author didn’t shy away from showing the more grim sides of losing someone close to you. At times I wanted to shout at Pearl for being selfish, but Furniss managed to always show why exactly Pearl was behaving the way it was. She created some beautiful imagery which made the book read like a film, and I can totally picture some beautiful scenes in my head already.

It’s refreshing to read some John Green-like material that isn’t John Green and is set on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.”