Saturday, 3 May 2014

Review of Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari

“During the summer of her GCSE’s Kite's world falls apart. Her best friend, Dawn, commits suicide after a long struggle with feeling under pressure to achieve. Kite's dad takes her to the Lake District, to give her time and space to grieve. In London Kite is a confident girl, at home in the noisy, bustling city, but in the countryside she feels vulnerable and disorientated. Kite senses Dawn's spirit around her and is consumed by powerful, confusing emotions - anger, guilt, sadness and frustration, all of which are locked inside. It's not until she meets local boy, Garth, that Kite begins to open up - talking to a stranger is easier somehow. Kite deeply misses her friend and would do anything to speak to Dawn just once more, to understand why . . . Otherwise how can she ever say goodbye? A potent story about grief, friendship, acceptance and making your heart whole again.”

I was intrigued when I first picked up this book due to the subject matter. However I struggled with this book. There was no real storyline and I was expecting so much more. With a subject like suicide I was expecting a more in depth story but this one fell flat and was rather dull in parts. The story only really got going towards the end. I also felt that a lot of the things that happened throughout the book were there just to make it longer.  I felt no connection with any of the characters and was glad to finish this story. I wouldn’t recommend this book.

1/5 stars

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