Author: Sarah Lean
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication date: 4th July 2013
Source: Review copy from the publisher
*Sorry about the bad quality picture of the book, it is the only one I could find.*
This story is beautifully told by ten-year-old Hannah. She has always been very close with her Grandad and she has lovely memories of going out on his boat with him in the summer. But then things take a turn for the worse, when her Grandad develops Alzheimer's. Everything starts going downhill, but a mystery is unfolding, which Hannah needs to get to the bottom of, fast.
I found it quite a slow read - it took me a while to get into it; in fact it took me most of the book to get into it - but it's like a jigsaw and the story started gradually piecing together. It was nice to read though and it was a lovely story. Hannah's Grandad reminded me a lot of my late Grandma who also had Alzheimer's so it was a story that I could relate to, and Hannah and her Grandad in particular were very believable characters.
In my opinion I don't like the cover too much, but obviously that doesn't affect the story inside and it is just down to personal preference.
I think I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I was younger - maybe I'm too old for it. Still, it's a lovely story and full of emotion. I recommend it for readers aged 8-11 and my rating for it is 3.5/5!