September 10, 2017

#BookReview: Paper Butterflies by @LisaHeathfield

June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one—and a secret one. She is trapped like a butterfly in a net. 

But then June meets Blister, a boy in the woods. In him she recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from her home and be free. Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom... But at what price?

Before becoming a mum to her three sons, Lisa Heathfield was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read.

Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with SEED in 2015. Published by Egmont it is a stunning YA debut about a life in cult. PAPER BUTTERFLIES is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. 

Lisa lives in Brighton with her family.

This one was very good it grabbed me right off the bat and hooked me into the story.  This book was a very compelling read.  I would like to add the following trigger warnings. 

This book has scenes of physical and mental/psychological abuse! 

This book will crush your heart and I really don't know what to say about this one. This is one book that will mess with your mind.  Make sure your up to that stress before you start this one.  Just keep reminding yourself that its fiction!  This one had a dual time setting of following June from childhood through her teen years.  You really had to feel for her and the crap she went through. From having an abusive stepmother and stepsister as well as a father that just ignores everything that is happening to his daughter.  I felt very upset that she was being treated this way and at times I felt like I really was on the verge of having to put this down just because of the injustice of it all. 

This book's characters make you think about the pasts of the characters and how they ended up this way.  During this book, you need to remember that people are not born hateful or evil that it is a learned behavior.  

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