Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield - Very engrossing read - 5 Stars

Wow!  I didn’t remember the description of this book. I opened it on my kindle started reading and had problems putting it down when it was time to go to bed!  I had to pick it up when I got back up.  I’m recovering from back surgery so I can read more often than usual……good thing because this book is just really hard to put down.  I haven’t read one like this before loved the premise, loved the book.  It pulls you in makes you love the characters and has you wanting to know what will happen to them, where this story is going to take you!  Fast moving story of a young girl living with her Father working for him in a very small village, who is planning on taking off with her boyfriend and moving to London.  Doesn’t help the boyfriend is from a family hers has feuded with for years.  Then the doctor in the village dies, and others stat getting sick.  The government forces a quarantine of the village.  Great story, pick this one up!
Description as found on Good Reads:          
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.