Saturday, 29 August 2015

February 29th - Frank McCaughey




Summary from Goodreads

February 29th is a quirky and chaotic tale of twin brothers.

Frank & Jimmy are 12 years old. Their simple lives start to unravel when Frank’s big stupid mouth gets them in trouble with a mysterious shop keeper. They get drawn deeper and deeper into a mysterious world which forces them to face their worst nightmares. Nothing is as it seems.

“It is a gift to you but what it gives it takes. And if your greatest dream comes true then your nightmares will surely come true too. The portal has great power. Be mindful of your dreams and your fears here. Be mindful of everything.”

My Review

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

I give this book 4 stars. Okay, where do I start? This was one chaotic story! It's about Frank who tells his and his twin brother Jimmy's story and it's not in a chronological order. And definitely not what I expected. I thought the book would be about the lives of two kids who did something wrong. But I couldn't be more mistaken. This is a book about time travel, portals, magic marbles, loss and grief.

So, when I thought that I finally had the story sorted out, I was wrong once again. The end blew my mind. It was the very last thing I expected. I was surprised and sad because it was tragic. The ending was my least favourite part, because I don't like depressing things.

Overall, this is book is surprising. Very surprising. The characters aren't flat at all. And that is what makes it so real.

Thank you Frank McCaughey for letting me read your book and have a wonderful experience.