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There was so much about this story that I could resonate with, and although I wasn't a teenager when my own grandparent went through the same thing, I found myself smiling.....and crying......as I could identify with every single word.
It is a story about love, loss and friendship and how it feels to be completely alone when the two most important people in your life start to drift away. The characters are so well developed and loveable (in most cases)......I absolutely adored Nonna and Tom! You will go on a journey of different emotions, your heart will break for Abbi but you will also find some lighthearted humour in the antics that Abbi and Elliott get up to. I definitely had some laugh-out-loud moments mixed in with the tears!
H A Robinson has such a way with words, her stories are carefully crafted, full of minute detail....yet nothing is too 'wordy' or unnecessary.....the words and pages just flow so smoothly that it is difficult to put the book down.
The story was just so vivid and real to me and I almost felt like I was experiencing it all in person, the writing is that good! I stayed up way past my usual bedtime to finish and I'll admit that I cried for the last three chapters.
Thank you so much H A Robinson for writing such a beautiful and amazing story......I feel like it was my 'Little Gran' all over again, and although very emotional for me to read, I'm so happy I got to fondly reminisce on a time of wonderful memories.
I have to say, I really don't do much YA because typically they are to angsty, have whiny heroines & pretty damn immature heroes, but wow, just wow this book is worlds apart from standard YA. It was poetically stunning in how it was written & delivered. Emotionally it was a kaleidoscope of fun, laughter, angst, hurt, anger, pain & sadness, all woven into the fabric of a friendship that grows throughout the years, the kind as a kid we all longed for. The kind that if your lucky, turns into a love deeper than the ocean, but with the power to hurt than you think you can bare.
Abbi & Elliot are that pair, their childhood antics made me giggle as I was pulled back to my own. It was easy, natural & at times awkward. As years past, the challenges of puberty, feelings & emotions come into play & in a very sad, touching way, you get to see how growing up can easily lead to growing apart.
But flowing through this story of love, life & coming of age, is hardship & sorrow. It's the family you wish you had, the parents who don't deserve that title.. it's the family you can't physically imagine living life without. It's the harsh reality of life taking what it wants & just how hard & painful it is to watch it destroy everything you hold precious.
Truly this book touched my heart in such a special & profound way. I cried for Abbi so much. This girl stole my heart for sure. As for Elliot, well he filled my heart with happiness as he slowly turned into the man he was destined to be.
A beautifully written story that I'll hold close to my heart for a good while to come.
At the beginning we meet Abigail and Elliot, two teenagers who love nothing more than to cause mischief and get into trouble. Best friends since they were little, they knew for sure they would always be able to rely on each other. That they would always be in each others lives no matter what. But as their final school year creeps up on them, their friendship takes a drastic turn. One that neither of them expected.
Elliot now has a girlfriend and she's everything Abbi isn't.
Abbi feels pushed out of Elliot's new world, afraid that the one person she thought she would always have around no longer cared about her, she feels lost, and so out of sync.
Unfortunately for Abbi, life throws another curveball her way. This one would surely break anyone.
And this is where is gets emotional.
Abbi's Nonna falls ill and Abbi is the only one around to help her. With all the struggles of being a teenager, her Nonnas illness and her friendship with Elliot pretty much non-existent, it leaves Abigail feeling alone for the first time in her young life.
She has no one.
She doesn't understand why she's so mad at Elliot. Why she can't just be happy for him.
Abbi soon realises that it was always meant to be him. Her and him. Her and Smelliot. Not him and some blondie from down the road.
Side note.... The nicknames are so damn cute and the reference to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" will throw you right back into your childhood.
Will Abigail find the courage to tell Elliot how she feels? Or will she sit back and watch someone else hold the only boy in the world that means anything to her?
You'll have to read to find out. Just know that anything can happen and if I've learned anything from reading this novel it's to expect the unexpected.
Another brilliant novel from this lady. Heartbreaking, beautiful and just brilliant.
The secondary characters and so lovable that I hope more than anything they get their say one day. Nonna was a dream. Witty, funny and you couldn't help but all in love with her from the beginning. Tom. Tom. Tom. Hello?
Anyway, well done again! 5 big stars for The Pebble Jar.
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