We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd

29850607A brilliantly funny and wonderfully warm-hearted story about love, family, and what it means to be different.

Sydney thinks her mum Amy is the best mum in the world – even if she is a bit different. When everyone else kept growing, Amy got to four feet tall and then stopped right there. The perfect height, in Sydney’s opinion: big enough to reach the ice cream at the supermarket, small enough to be special. Sydney’s dad died when she was only five, but her memories of him, her mum’s love and the company of her brave big sister Jade means she never feels alone . . .

But when the family are forced to move house, things get tricky. Sydney and Jade must make new friends, deal with the bullies at their new school and generally figure out the business of growing up in a strange new town. And Sydney doesn’t want to grow up – not if it means getting bigger than her mum…

How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Contemporary

Review: There is so much is in this story. It’s about family, grief, growing up, friendship, dealing with bullies, add a little romance  and having believing in dreams that seem impossible and maybe we’ve got everything covered.

The very short review of We Are Giants is that it’s wonderful and you should definitely go and read it.

But I’m guessing you’d like slightly more, so – where do I begin? As said, there is so much in this book that I’m amazed it didn’t feel crowed but Amber Lee Dodd has crafted the story together beautifully.

At its heart We Are Giants is about Sydney, her mum and Jade (Sydney’s older sister) dealing with having to move to a new town and fit in. Sydney misses her father, her friends, the shop they used to have and the relationship she had with her sister.

We Are Giants is one of those books that I didn’t know I needed in my life until I owned it, but now that I do it had pride of place. I hope many readers find this treasure.

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