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    Review by BethDandelion Clocks is a caringly written beautiful story for younger readers It looks candidly at the issue of losing a parent whe

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    When I was asked whether or not I would like to review Dandelion Clocks I jumped at the chance There seems to be a flood of recent YA books tackling the tough subject that is cancer and this book is another of those Thankfully I think that Dandelion Clocks does add something new to this market and it's something that's definitely worth checking out especially for those on the 'younger' side of the young adult

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    I couldn't put this book down Rebecca Westcott has grasped the eleven year old Olivia Ellis's thoughts and actions perfectly It is by far the most realistic and touching book I have read As you read it it makes you laugh and cry It beautifully shows the love between a family especially a mother and daughter and also the problems with friendship and school She has mixed the dreadful illness that is cancer with Aspergers i

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    I enjoyed this book It's thought provoking and kept me hooked so I always looked forward to reading the next chapter I completely recommend it to any middle grade reader

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    This book was breath taking written in a way that left the reader not knowing whether to laugh or cryThe main character is an eleven and a half year old who is coming to grips with growing up The book starts when she is angsty and angry at her mum for being over protective dealing with a brother who has a form of autism and about to receiv

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    I loved reading this book I could relate to Olivia so well

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    I'm not uite sure how I'm going to be capable of stringing together words that will form a coherent sentence yet alone a coherent review I'm still astounded by the sheer amount of emotions Dandelion Clocks bestowed unto me

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    The book Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott was published on March 6th 2014 by Puffin UK This story is in the point of view of an 11 year old girl who is going through a hard time ever since she finds out that her mother won’t be living for much longer The protagonist Olivia already has a hard time since her brother has Asperger’s syndrome and encounters many problems with her best friend Alice Once her parents s

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    This book is simply beautiful I love it It really pictures the life of an eleven year old named Olivia who had to

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    This book is funny touching heart warming and overall real Despite Liv and her family's sadness everyone who reads the book will laugh cry and keep coming back to the book Although this book should really just be bought with a box of tissues I would recommend the book to anyone who enjoys books such as John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars or Zoe Sugg’s Girl Online Although the book could be recommended for a

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SUMMARY ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Rebecca Westcott

Adness at the heart of the story every reader will laugh and keep on turning the pages charmed by Liv and her mum A brilliantly told ultra modern story about a significant six months in eleven year old Olivia's life it should be sold with a large box of tissues Jacueline Wils. I m not uite sure how I m going to be capable of stringing together words that will form a coherent sentence yet alone a coherent review I m still astounded by the sheer amount of emotions Dandelion Clocks bestowed unto me This book will make you feel I m still amazed at how average ordinary words formed into a certain sentence can surmount to such a beautiful story that will have you feeling such varying amount of emotions happiness joyfulness sadness sorrow anger and guilt A story which deals with a daunting subject in such a sensitive touching manner A story that has you laughing at the characters wit and crying the next because of the pain they must be experiencing and the pain you feel as a reader because you ve fallen so in love with the charismatic characters It takes pure genuine talent to create such a beautiful heartfelt piece and Rebecca Westcott has done just thatDandelion Clocks is about eleven year old Liv She has a dad who s a photographer a fourteen year old brother with Aspergers Syndrome and a loving fun mom However Liv s whole world seems to cave in when her mom is diagnosed with a terminal illness As the illness takes hold Liv has to learn to cook put on make up and set new rules for her brother learn to navigate the unfamiliar territory of womanhood and the hardships of growing up Guided by her mom s old journals from her teenage years and through her love for photography Liv learns that although things will never be the same again with the help of the journals and her new camera things might just be okay in the endWhen I received an email from Penguin Publishers offering me a chance to review this book I will at admit that I was stupidly hesitant I tend to avoid books that deal with heavy subjects such as death at all costs However when the infinitesimal amount of fantastic reviews I decided to take the plungechoosing to read this book was one of the best book related decisions that I ve ever madeDandelion Clocks was beautiful Everything about this book is brilliant The characters are so funny and lovable the story so heart breakingly honest yet simultaneously uplifting and the writing so pure and stunningly crafted it won t cross your mind to put the book down I seldom read a book in one sitting but Dandelion Clocks was so lovely and so brilliant I didn t want to do anything else until I had savored every wordThe characters in this book are amazing Liv s voice resonates strongly through the story and she s someone a majority of us can relate to The characters all had their own uirks and individual personalities and each of them play an important part in the story I loved them all so much and I couldn t possibly choose a favouriteI love Liv She s so strong and courageous and I really admired how she coped with it She still cried she felt angry at herself and at her mother even though she knew it wasn t her mom s fault She learnt to live again and even though she couldn t always make sense of it all and it shattered her she went on living went on eventually laughing went on trying to stitch her broken heart back together as much as possible Liv is a truly courageous girl and someone we should all look up to The author wrote her in an honest light and I appreciate that she let Liv ask uestions that anyone grieving would ask and that she didn t shy away from tackling some difficult uestionsI love Liv s mom she was so funny and kind and it broke my heart to see her get sick as she was a truly amazing woman Her and Liv shared such a steadfast wonderful bond and it brought tears to my eyes as I could see how Liv loved her mom and I didn t even want to think about Liv not having her mom around anyI love Liv s dad her brother Isaac and her best friend Alice Isaac is fourteen and had Aspergers Syndrome and lives life by the rules that help him understand things I was terrified for him when Rachel got sick as his routine and everyone s hard work in helping him with the rules unravelled as things started changing However he pulled through and I was so happy for him Liv is such a fantastic sister to him She helps him a lot but gets frustrated with him sometime Their sibling relationship is also portrayed in an honest realistic light I love Isaac though I love how he is so literal and I love his sense of humourLiv s dad is fantastic I admire his strength and how he helps Liv and Isaac through the grief that mirrors his ownI love Liv and Alice s friendship Alice is such a good friend to Liv and so understanding In Dandelion Clocks friendship is a strong featureThe story in itself was wonderful especially as I could kind of relate to it When I was 7 my mom was diagnosed with ME Myalgic Encephalomyelitis also called CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome There are times especially during her bad relapses that she can t get up for months at a time and it has been really bad in the past where she was almost hospitalised When I was reading this book I completely understood how Liv was feeling as at times I d felt like that in the past The anger the guilt the helplessness and how you wish for the days when everyone was happy and healthy This book really hit close to home and I think reading this book will help both my mom and I After reading this book I realised just how lucky I am that my mom s illness isn t terminal and to anyone reading it it will really put things into perspectiveThe writing in this book is so touching so personal so utterly heart warming I absolutely loved reading the parts that were snippets from Liv s mom s tweenteen journals they often had me chuckling and Liv s reaction to the things her mom wrote about was absolutely priceless I really was laughing out loud during a lot of parts in this book I laughed than I thought I would I love how Rebecca managed to make this a light hearted amusing read and still have me chortling even though the she was writing about a difficult subjectAlthough the writing also made me laugh it also made me cry I m not talking about a mere tear trickling down my cheek I m talking about a constant stream of tears Tears and snot and a blotchy face Do not read this book in public because I can assure you that you will be a sobbing disheveled mess The days leading up to her mom s death and the days after made me sob the hardest Knowing that Liv wouldn t have her mom by her side and when reflecting back on the moments they shared having such an amazing motherdaughter bond one that should never be broken reduced me to a blubbering mess Those scenes were just written so beautifully and will make you fling your arms around your momguardian and just be so thankful that you have her in your life Writing this review is causing tears to form again so I ll round off nowDandelion Clocks has to be one of the best books I ve read this year It deals with a highly sensitive subject in such a gentle loving manner I was expecting it to be uite depressing but it was the furthest thing from it It was warm touching funny and a genuine moving novel that sends out a message of hope and encouragement This book made me laugh at the witty talk between the characters the things Isaac would do Liv s mom s diaries and so many other things that made me laugh and warm inside I also cried I sobbed I had to put down the book for a minute to wipe away the tears obscuring my view of the pagesDandelion Clocks is a must read for all people from the ages of 10 onwards It s a fantastic heartfelt book for anyone dealing with grief knows someone dealing with grief or even someone who just wants to read a beautiful storyDandelion Clocks is an astoundingly brilliant gem of a story One that will teach you about the important things in life and how when your world has caved in to not give up but keep on living loving and laughing An inspiring unmissable read

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Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott Smith will be loved by fans of Jacueline Wilson Cathy Cassidy or Annabel Pitcher Liv takes us on a journey through her life from Thirteen Weeks Before to Six Months After We discover Liv's passion for photography her brother's obsession wi. Review by BethDandelion Clocks is a caringly written beautiful story for younger readers It looks candidly at the issue of losing a parent when you re very young and adds into the mix an elder sibling with a developmental disability There s a realism to Westcott s novel which I think would be very helpful for young readers who had or were going through the same thing as Rebecca as it is honest without being brutal11 year old Liv grows up through the novel and it s a painful thing to see At the beginning she s unbelievably embarrassed by her mum who won t let her get her ears pierced but as the novel progresses and we and Liv learn the terrible truth about her mum s terminal illness she grows impressively but the hallmarks of her young age are still present Her emotions are everywhere uncontrollable even and how could blame her It s impossible to read this novel without feeling terribly sad for Liv and her older brother Isaac who has Asperger s SyndromeOnce Liv s mum dies we see her struggle to come to terms with it and managing even the simplest daily tasks become a challenge I can t imagine what losing a parent is like but I can t imagine anyone knows how to handle it very well let alone an 11 year old child This is an emotional read but by the end of the novel I felt content that Liv would be OK and she would make sure Isaac would be too It s the kind of novel every school library should stock

SUMMARY ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Rebecca Westcott

Th sticking to the rules the stupidity of Moronic Louise at school and how the family copes as Mum's terminal illness takes holdGuided by Mum's own childhood diaries Liv finds a new way to live This book is real funny utterly touching and absolutely heartwarming Despite the s. This book was breath taking written in a way that left the reader not knowing whether to laugh or cryThe main character is an eleven and a half year old who is coming to grips with growing up The book starts when she is angsty and angry at her mum for being over protective dealing with a brother who has a form of autism and about to receive some shocking news