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Saving Daisy

S around A stranger who desperately wants to save Daisy if she'll only let herself be saved A powerful and moving story linked to Phil Earle's critically acclaimed debut book Being BillyPraise for Being Billy'A wonderful book' Morris Gleitzman'Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively in this brilliant page turning novel It moved me to tears' Jacueline Wilson'This may be t. Argh This is one of those books One of those impossibly difficult to review yet utterly brilliant books which I absolutely loved Just thinking about reading Saving Daisy makes my heart ache a little So I m going to try and review it But in case I just ramble on incoherently my basic advice to everyone is just read this bookFrom the prologue we knew something would happen to Daisy s dad I wasn t expecting to be uite as affected as I was not because it related to anything that s happened to me but because it crystallised almost every fear I have for my family at one time or another What made it worse for me was that I could really relate to Daisy s relationship with her father particularly when it came to their afternoon tea bickies and a movie ritual Daisy wasn t perfect and that s what makes her such a wonderful character She made me angry and frustrated at times But she also made me smile worry and hope for her future Earle is one of my favourite authors because he creates characters which are so damn real it s almost unbelievableIn both Being Billy and Saving Daisy Earle writes with an unflinching honesty which left me raw with emotion He doesn t shy away from thoroughly uncomfortable topics like grief anxiety anger and self harm Yet it doesn t feel like a contrived issues book for teenagers No in this Daisy s story just is I finished the book feeling hopeful for Daisy s future but it was by no means a happy ending or compensation for the enormous trauma she suffered It s clear Earle s own experience as a care worker in a home like that in Saving Daisy played a huge part in making this feel so incredibly realIt s hard to describe just how beautiful and heartbreaking Saving Daisy is Earle is undeniably one of Britain s best contemporary young adult writers and this is a must read for fans of the genre This review and many can be found at The Unfinished Bookshelf

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Saving Daisy is the second critically novel by Phil EarleHEROIC Phil Earle's hugely anticipated third novel is out on 24 April 2013Daisy's mum is gone Her dad refuses to talk about it As far as Daisy's concerned it's all her fault As her life starts to spiral out of control panic leads to tragedy and Daisy's left aloneBut sometimes the kindness of a stranger can turn thing. Saving Daisy is an emotionally charged and powerful read from the British author of Being Billy Be warned now that you ll need to have a box of tissues beside you while you re reading this book because it will rip your heart outPhil Earle s writing is unflinchingly honest He s not afraid to tackle difficult or emotive topics such as death and bereavement rape bullying drinking and other such issues His background as a care worker is obvious here when reading about the main character Daisy and the experiences she goes through He writes sensitively about her and her issues whilst also portraying a realistic view of life in a therapeutic community for teenagers I thought the relationship she had with her key worker Ade was one of great trust It was obvious that not only did Ade care deeply about Daisy and her road to recovery but it was touching to see how much Daisy came to value Ade s friendship by the end of the bookSome parts of the story made for difficult reading and it was hard at times to see how much Daisy blamed herself for not only her mother s death but also for many of the things that happen to her Trying to correct the way she thinks about herself and establish a positive outlook for the future is one of the struggles that she has to face I found the ending and overall message of the book to be full of hope showing that there s always a way through the pain for everyone no matter how bleak a person s future can look and no matter what someone has had to go through Saving Daisy is not a light read but it s one that will stay with you long after turning the last page It s heartbreaking at times and will take you on an emotional rollercoaster of a ride but it s worth every second and is a book I would definitely recommend to others

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He most authoritative honest and moving account of children trapped in the care system to date' Keith Gray Scotsman 'life affirming redemptive and really just rather good' Marcus Sedgwick Guardian'Moving and powerful I loved it' Sophie McKenzie 'Being Billy was a total page turner authentic and gritty Billy's voice doesn't falter spiky brave and compassionate Jenny Downham. Daisy s story is an incredibly emotional devastating and uplifting novel It had me in floods of tears out of sadness and happiness I hasn t felt uite so emotional over a book in a long timeEarle has a tragically beautiful writing style It is gritty and raw and brutally honest I haven t read his first novel Being Billy but after finishing Saving Daisy I can t wait toWhen starting the novel I has absolutely no idea where it was going to go There were so many possibilities and I wasn t able to predict it I don t want to say the novel doesn t have a plot because it does but it is about so much than the plot It is about Daisy s growth as a character and having the strength and hope to keep going when things get toughSaving Daisy book is hard to read at times and the book deals with difficult subject matters but it is a book worth reading if you like books about real people with real problems Ultimately the book is about hope and it definitely gave me some of my own

  • Paperback
  • 339
  • Saving Daisy
  • Phil Earle
  • English
  • 21 April 2017
  • 9780141331362

About the Author: Phil Earle

Phil was born in Hull in 1974 and he studied English and Drama at Hull University He worked for a year as a carer in a children’s home then after training as a drama therapist he worked in a therapeutic community in London which cared for multiply abused adolescents Then changing tack completely he chose a marginally sedate life as a children’s bookseller It was here that he develope



10 thoughts on “Saving Daisy

  1. says:

    LoveloveloveCan I just leave it at that?Can we just call that my review?No? You want ? God sometimes you are the most demanding readers everYou will know by now how much I loved Being Billy by Phil Earle so I was practically chomping at the b

  2. says:

    The first thing that I'm going to say about this book is simply 'Wow' I didn't know much about this book when I picked it up only that I liked Daisy's character in Being Billy Earle's debut novel I could see a lot of potential and depth in Daisy from her appearance in Being Billy and this book certainly reache

  3. says:

    'Saving Daisy' is an emotionally charged and powerful read from the British author of 'Being Billy' Be warned now that you'll need to have a box of tissues beside you while you're reading this book because it will rip your heart outPhil Earle's writing is unflinchingly honest He's not afraid to tackle difficult or emotive topics such as death and bereavement rape bullying drinking and other such issues His background as a care w

  4. says:

    I cried I laughed I loved I grieved Saving Daisy was an emotional roller coaster – one I adored and was sad to l

  5. says:

    Having met Daisy in Phil Earle’s Being Billy I was eager to find out her story I have to say I haven’t been disappointed Daisy’s life is just as intense and gripping as Billy’s wasThe prologue really does hook the reader in – you want to know if Daisy really did what she said or was it a misconception?The first part of Saving Daisy we get to understand the relationship she has with her dad and learn about the strategy

  6. says:

    Argh This is one of those books One of those

  7. says:

    Since reading the fabulous Being Billy I have been looking forward to reading Daisy's story Now that I have Phil Earle has truly cemented himself as an author I will read simply because his name is on the cover I absolutely loved itThe events of Saving Daisy take place before Being Billy making this a preuel of sorts I loved finding out all about Daisy and having the story told from her point of view I adored her in Being Billy

  8. says:

    Daisy's story is an incredibly emotional devastating and uplifting novel It had me in floods of tears out of sadness and happiness I hasn't felt uite so emotional over a book in a long timeEarle has a tragically beautiful writing style It is gritty and raw and brutally honest I haven't read his first novel Bei

  9. says:

    Absolutely astonishing read Maybe because I'm at that right age to appreciate Daisy's turmoil I felt like I connected with her however I have never been through anything that Daisy has been through I love books like this especially because my passion is working with children and families One day I'd like to be like Ade

  10. says:

    This book was much better than I'd anticipated and it was very original too Definitely a story worth reading

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