Review: The Words That Fly Between Us* | Sarah Carroll

The Words That Fly Between Us | Sarah Carroll
Published: 2nd May 2019 by Simon and Schuster
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Lucy lives in an luxurious house in what seems to be a perfect world. Her dad is a millionaire property developer who leaves her and her mum wanting for nothing. However, not all is as calm as it looks. There's a mysterious next door neighbour, friendship struggles and secrets waiting to escape in this heartfelt book.

Now this really is a gem of a book. Lucy faces trials and traumas in the most truthful and enthralling way. There's mystery and intrigue in this book but it's Lucy herself who brings magic to the story and captures the reader.

The Words That Fly Between Us is a quiet book in which Sarah Carroll portrays the emotions of real life beautifully. From the first couple of pages you become invested in Lucy's world and you can't help but empathise with her through every step of her journey.

Aside from being a young girl battling the issues of growing up, Lucy also lives with an abusive father who emotionally blackmails her and physically abuses her mother. What's so special about Carroll's writing is that you can almost feel the tension in Lucy's body as you read her story. Lucy's relationship with her mother is heartwarming, as is the way she uses art to get her through life. Despite her father constantly belittling her, as an artist Lucy lets out her emotions and creates new worlds on her canvases. The way Carroll describes the artwork makes me feel as if I really have seen it hanging on a wall and I can't praise the imagery enough.

The is a fantastically paced book which keeps you invested with every single word. Personally, the ending does feel a little rushed and abrupt but there's no denying that Sarah Carroll's book is captivating, emotional and beautifully written.

The Words That Fly Between Us is a short and exquisitely sweet book that is perfect for middle grade readers and adults a like. Superb writing and a genuine heart make this a fantastic read.

*This book was sent to me by Simon and Schuster for review purposes. All views and opinions are my own*