Zuzu's cover is a bit of a mystery and fits the text like a glove fits a foot. If you are looking for a frothy read in frilly pink, this isn't your book. If you are looking for something that you want to keep reading and makes you ask yourself some serious questions, you will not be disappointed.
Zuzu's Petals brings together sadness and comedy in equal measure. Sue Hepworth handles serious questions of life, love and death with a deft and insightful ease which makes this book easy reading and thought-provoking.
While the book has a more serious heart than her first book, there are plenty of laughs and some very funny exchanges. Sue Hepworth has a good ear for dialogue and some of the conversations she catches are laugh-out-loud funny.
She is also alive to the issues surrounding the death of a much-loved parent, and picks up universal themes with skill and sensitivity. This book will make you laugh and cry and leave you wondering which you enjoyed the more.