Hello everyone!! Hope you’re having a good day(s)! I actually just realised that I’m kinda late with this one *sigh*…. college. But, I think better a little bit late than never …..right?!?!?
Anyway, thank you Giselle for providing me with the book’s copy !!
The Smallest Thing
By Lisa Manterfield
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back.
But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for freedom, at all costs, or do what’s best for the people she loves: her dad, her best friend Deb, and, to her surprise, the mysterious man in the HAZMAT suit?
Inspired by the historical story of the plague village of Eyam, this contemporary tale of friendship, community, and impossible love weaves the horrors of recent news headlines with the intimate details of how it feels to become an adult—and fall in love—in the midst of tragedy.
Author of emotionally charged coming-of age dramas.
Brimming with suspense, mystery, and a touch of romance, her evocative stories take you to the picturesque villages and rugged landscapes of her beloved northern England.
I really really
like LOVE this book!! I loved the whole thing, the author did a really great job creating this amazing novel!
The writing style is quite fascinating, the characters aren’t really something “abnormal”, they’re people we meet in real life. I liked the second part of the book more, they’re was a lot of things going on there and I honestly couldn’t put it down until the very last page! Some passages felt like being slapped or splashed by cold water or not being able to buy more books even though you really want to but you just can’t and you feel like your heart is being ripped-….. Ehh ,I think you got the idea 😅
Speaking of the last page, there’s an author note that reveals that this story was inspired by the true story of Eyam’s history where a tailor inadvertently brought the bubonic plague to Eyam in 1665!