The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

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Book Description 

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.

She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .

Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father.
Have her friends left her behind?
And she’s felt so helpless for so long that she’s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own.

Then there’s Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn’t make it. And now she’s supposed to face all of this without him.

But her new heart is a bold heart.

She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .

My Review 

This story reminded me of ‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon and ‘The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green, it had many similarities to those two stories, yet it was unique in its own way.

I really liked the main character Ailsa, she comes across as a strong,brave and inspirational woman, who was learning to live again and not be afraid. Her mum, Hayley annoyed me at times, I felt she was holding Ailsa back from a whole new life and I understand she was probably just being a protective mother. I just felt at times Hayley came across as selfish !

I loved the style of writing in which this story was told through – some parts were Ailsa’s blog, some parts were newspaper articles and some parts were emails between Ailsa’s and Seb. I love this in a book, it gives it more of a personal touch I think.

A fascinating story that will make you appreciate the little things in life that we all take for granted. Thanks to Imogen Sebba for sending me this proof copy, I loved it !!

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