Wednesday 28 December 2016

Book ~ "If This Is Home" (2017) Kristine Scarrow

From Goodreads ~ When her mom is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jayce searches for her estranged father, hoping he can fix everything. 

Jayce Loewen has had to take on a lot of responsibility over the years. Her single mom works two jobs and long hours, leaving Jayce in charge of her four-year-old sister most of the time. When her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Jayce decides to track down her long-absent father in the hope that he will be able to make everything okay again. 

Looking for her dad was one thing but when she actually finds him, Jayce is in for a real shock. When everything in her life seems to be going wrong, Jayce has to figure out who her family really is, and how to live with the possibility of losing the person she loves most. 

Jayce is 16-years-old.  She lives in Saskatoon, SK, with her mom and four-year-old sister.   Her mother works two jobs to support them because their father is a singer in a band who is always on tour and deserted them.  She hasn't seen him in almost five years.

When her mother is diagnosed with cancer and is in the hospital, Jayce looks for her father for help.  She discovers a big a surprise when she finds him.  It's a good thing she discovers she has good friends for support during this trying time.

This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it.  I liked the writing style.  It is written in first person perspective in Jayce's voice.  Though it's probably written for a younger audience, I didn't find that it was too immature for me.

I look forward to reading other books by this author.

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