Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan REVIEW

Apple and rain Book Cover Apple and rain
Sarah Crossan
Contemporary
Bloomsbury
September 2014
Paperback
329

When Apple's mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is that she begins to see things as they really are.

A story about sad endings.
A story about happy beginnings.
A story to make you realise who is special.

Apple and Rain is all about a girl who’s mother left on Christmas Eve. Leaving Apple with only her Nan. Apple grew up with her Nan and was with her, her whole life. Until one day, Apples Mother returns after 11 years away, but she does not return alone…
Right from the first chapter, this story hooked me. I read chapter after chapter after chapter and couldn’t seem to put it down. The best bit about the beginning is that it gets your interested right from the start so that you continue reading. I really love that.
Sarah Crossan has a real talent for fleshing out characters and making them as real as possible. Apple is an amazing character and I could relate to her because when I tried to put myself in her shoes, she did very similar things to what I would do, if that makes sense. Her Nan and Mum were great characters. I loved that we got back stories and both characters developed so well during the story. Rain. Rain was absolutely beautiful. She was so unique and interesting and I loved her character. Characters of this book are not perfect characters, they have flaws as people do but the way Sarah Crossan developed the characters, that was perfect.
One part that I felt could have been described better was the setting. We didn’t get a lot of descriptions of where things took place but the ones we did get were so good so us as readers could create our own setting off of the descriptions we got. I did like that but I think it would have been a bit better if it was described better.
So basically.. This is a heart wrenching, beautiful tale of real life. This book just really deserves to be read because of everything. The plot, the characters, EVERYTHING! PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!

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