by Laura Harrington (Pan Macmillan) ISBN 978-0-330-54417-7
It is a delicate story about a girl maturing emotionally and socially in the context of a home missing a crucial element. All the characters in Alice’s life make up a fascinating slice of life. In particular, the letters and memories are beautifully evoked by Harrington.
However, when her father Matt Bliss is listed as missing, we see how Alice and her family are forced to cope. Highly recommended as an easy, afternoon read – weepy stuff too, so keep the tissues handy. I have passed it on to all my friends as it is an endearing, emotional story. Certainly not for macho types!