Shine Izzy Shine by Ellie Daines

ShineIzzyShinecoverHow did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis: What would you do if your mum was her bossy, everyday self one minute, and an out-of-control teenager the next?
Izzy is so excited to be a bridesmaid at her mum Rio’s wedding. But on the big day, disaster strikes and Rio ends up in a coma. When she wakes up, Rio’s not herself – in fact, she thinks she’s still a rebellious fourteen-year-old. Izzy is desperate to get her mum to remember who she really is…

200words (or less) review: Shine Izzy Shine turned out to be more emotional then I initially anticipated. I think the “rebellious fourteen-year-old” description of Izzy’s mum Rio had me expecting more comical situations when actually Izzy has to deal with the fact that her mother doesn’t know or accept her.

Izzy is endearing. As the narrator of the story you’re keyed into her emotions but I still thought that Ellie Daines portrayed Rio’s struggle well. Izzy tries to be fair and understanding of Rio and it fits in with Izzy’s character. I also liked that she never forgot about Malcolm.

The book is a quick read. I read Shine Izzy Shine it in a couple of hours and to be honest I wish there had been a little more, especially of Izzy. I grew really fond of her.

Ellie Daines certainly has a way of pulling you into the story, I know I’ll be checking out Lolly Luck in the future. 🙂

Recommend it?


Expected publication:
January 1st 2015 by Andersen


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