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Today it’s my turn to be on the Days of Wonder blog tour by Keith Stuart. You may remember one of my favourite books from last year was A Boy Made Of Blocks by the same author. Well Keith Stuart is back this year with another gem – Days of Wonder.
A story about family, love and finding magic in everyday life, Days of Wonder is the most moving novel you’ll read all year.
Tom, single father to Hannah, is the manager of a tiny local theatre. On the same day each year, he and its colourful cast of part-time actors have staged a fantastical production just for his little girl, a moment of magic to make her childhood unforgettable.
But there is another reason behind these annual shows: the very first production followed Hannah’s diagnosis with a heart condition that will end her life early. And now, with Hannah a funny, tough girl of fifteen, that time is coming.
Hannah’s heart is literally broken – and she can’t bear the idea of her dad’s breaking too. So she resolves to find a partner for Tom, someone else to love, to fill the space beside him.
While all the time Tom plans a final day of magic that might just save them both.
A beautiful read.
Days of Wonder brings us the characters of 15-year-old Hannah and her father Tom. Hannah has a serious heart condition that basically means she’s on borrowed time. Her relationship with her dad is heartwarming. They are very close with a special bond since Tom raised Hannah single-handedly after his wife left them both.
Hannah wants to find her dad someone to love as she knows one day she won’t be with him. The story is told from both Tom’s and Hannah’s point of view. It will have you laughing at times and crying the next. Lots of theatre talk carries on throughout the book, as Tom manages the local theatre. This made it more magical for me in a make-believe world. But Hannah’s heart problems bring you back down.
Days of Wonder gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Where to Buy
Here are the other bloggers on the Days of Wonder tour today. Why not head over and check them out?
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