If you’re in the mood to keep it real with Philippa Cameron’s YA contemporary fiction novel The Day We Are Born, I can help. The first two people to find my post about this book on the Atomic Aardvark Facebook page and comment with “Libby” will win free eBook copies. Viel glück!
The Day We Are Born struck a nice balance of being both heartwarming and heart wrenching. Through the first-person narrative of Elle, the book’s main character, we gain insight into her day-to-day teenage life– her ups and downs as she copes with depression, a very high-maintenance BFF, an old friend from the past, and well-meaning, but perhaps too overprotective, parents.
Though there is some romance in the book, the true emotional arc of this story has nothing to do with teen love and I found the author’s willingness to tread along deeper emotional avenues refreshing.
This is a well-told, often humorous, unflinching, and poignant coming of age story where others besides just the main character experience growth from their challenges.
The Day We Are Born took me through a whole gamut of emotions and I will definitely be reading any follow-up novels to this superb entry in contemporary fiction.
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Philippa Cameron’s Website