|The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir : Lesley Allen|
Today's book is a definite, absolute recommendation without hesitation.
Growing up without your mother is tough enough, but Biddy Weir grows up knowing she is a weirdo. If she wasn't sure, the other kids at school make sure she's aware of this fact. How could she forget?
Biddy is at her happiest when alone with her art; she draws birds and feels an affinity with them. she longs to feel as free as a bird, but can't escape from the bullies who have taunted her for years.
I can't describe effectively how heart-warming this book is. Although Biddy goes through the majority of her life being extremely lonely, we do get to live through her experiences of getting close to someone, however unnatural and unfamiliar this might be to her. Biddy's awkwardness is clear through the writing style and she's ever so cautious - I spent a lot of the book willing her to find some bravery deep inside.
I really don't want to spoil this book; it's such a lovely read, so will say no more about the plot and just urge you to download it and read it right away.