The Secrets of Sam and Sam by Susie Day

26022880How did I get the book? Received a copy from the publisher in an exchange for an honest review

Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis: Sam likes being a twin. He likes having two mums. He likes cheese sandwiches and his dog and drawing comics with his friend Pea. He does not like humous – or heights…

His twin sister Sammie likes being a twin too. She knows that she’s perfect best friend material for somebody – the girls in her class just haven’t realised yet. And she knows that she’s the best Sam – Sam A.

Both Sam and Sammie – and everybody in their lives seems to be keeping secrets – which ones will come out?

Meet the very different twins and their very different problems in this funny, heart-warming story of modern family life for boys and girls.

200words (or less) review: Sam and Sam, now going by Sammie have Mum K who’s writing a book about child development staring both Sam’s and Mum Gen who is very calming and therapeutic and treats people at their home. They also have a dog called Surprise. Sam is calm, ‘nice’ and worried about hummus in his sandwiches. Sammie is energetic and worried the fact that her best friend seems to have moved on. Neither twin is that sold on the description Mum K gives about them in her book.

And then there are the secrets…

What sold me on Susie Day’s book was this family, the whole unit. Each twin is unique. Each Sam has their own set of concerns and they find their own way of dealing with things, while still being supportive of one another. Same goes for their parents who have a really great relationship.

I liked the fact that The Secrets of Sam and Sam portrays family so well. So yes, it’s not always perfect but as a unit this is a really supportive family and that’s a great thing – even when they don’t always get it right.

Recommend it?


Make sure to check back
on the 12th September for
Susie Day’s Guest Post on Phobias!

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