Firstly, I wanted to start by thanking Bloomsbury for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.
When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bittersweet. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is that she begins to see things as they really are.
A story about sad endings.
A story about happy beginnings.
A story to make you realise who is special.
Apple and Rain is the fourth book that I have read by Sarah Crossan, and I am so excited to see what else she has to offer in the book world. In both The Weight of Water (you can see my review here) and Apple and Rain, the main characters are younger than I was expecting. To see what some 12-14 year olds experience on a daily basis in their lives is a real insight into what others lives are like. Something I love about Sarah Crossan’s writing is that she doesn’t just write romance/contemporary novels. She writes fictional novels with a non-fiction perspective, eg. immigrants, conjoined twins, and absent parents. Apple and Rain is the perfect read for anyone looking for an emotional, loving, contemporary novel.
I strongly recommend any of Sarah Crossan’s books to anyone looking for emotional, contemporary, cute romances, hard relationships, even dystopian reads! She is an incredible author and I can’t wait to read more from her.
I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars.