Title: Butterfly Summer
Author: Anne-Marie Conway
Published by: Usborne
Publication date: 1st May 2012
Genres: Children's/Young Adult
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
This book is beautiful. I have the ARC version as it isn't published until May, so it has a different cover to the one that will actually be published. It is white with blue, shiny writing on the front and little blue silhouettes of butterflies. It's gorgeous and I prefer it to the final book cover (above.)
'Butterfly Summer' is very predictable. Straight from the start, I knew that Rosa-May must be Becky's sister. There were so many clues in the text and in dialogue that when Rosa-May told Becky that she was her sister, it wasn't really a surprise to me. It would have been nice to have a bit more suspense building up to it. Saying that, though, there were still a lot of surprises and twists in the story to make up for it.
I loved the sub-plot of Becky and Mack. I would have loved to read more about them together, but maybe there will be a sequel? Hopefully!
My favourite part of the story was when Becky found a photo of a baby under her mum's bed, and when Becky realised Rosa-May wasn't entirely real.
I loved this book so much! I recommend it to girls aged 10+. 4.5/5!