Reviewing a book by an author you’ve worked with is a path strewn with thorns. So when I started reading Kirsty Murray’s The Year It All Ended—my very own autographed copy, thank you very much—I’d decided that I wouldn’t say anything at all if I didn’t like it. But as it turns out, it was exactly the opposite: it’s a lovely book that I want to tell everyone to read right away!
A coming-of-age historical young adult novel can be a difficult combination to pull off, but Kirsty has done a sterling job of it. Read the full review here.