Wednesday 2 January 2019

Blog Tour: Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

I been lucky enough to have read two 2019 book releases already, Paper Avalanche being the second and I just know that 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for books! This book warmed my heart and I am so happy I got the chance to read it and share my review with you.


Paper Avalanche may be the first book I have read of Lisa Williamson, but I have definitely heard of Lisa Williamson before as her debut The Art of Being Normal was a huge hit, and now I HAVE to read her debut as if I loved Paper Avalanche was this good then I need to read more!

Ro Snow doesn't let people get close, she can't let anyone know how she and Bonnie (not Mum anymore) really live. It means Ro's life is a very lonely one, but it's the only way she can keep herself and her Mum safe from prying eyes. That is until Tanvi Shah comes back to school and she isn't deterred by the walls that Ro has put up and all too quickly all those lies that Ro has constructed to protect herself and Bonnie start to unravel...

For a fourteen year old, Ro has had to grow up very very quickly. She has to cut herself off from as many people as possible as they cannot get close to her, it would bring everything crashing down. Despite the walls she has put up around herself, Lisa still manages to get across the 'real Ro'. Ro is so strong and incredibly brave and it's obvious to the reader why Ro has to be the way she is. Her walls have managed to push people away like she intended but it means that she is so very lonely. When Tanvi comes into Ro's life, you help but let it gladden your heart. Tanvi has got to be one of the best characters ever written. Her zest for life after nearly losing it is hard to resist and you can see why Ro finds it so hard to shut her out. 

I'm being vague about what exactly it is that Ro is so desperate to hide because I went into this not knowing and it actually made me enjoy the story more. I just hope I can intrigue you enough to read it as it's one of the most heartwarming and enlightening contemporary YA novels I think I have ever read.

Can I have a favourite read of 2019 already, because Paper Avalanche is definitely it!

This post was part of the Paper Avalanche Blog Tour:

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