LONGLISTED FOR THE NORTH SOMERSET TEACHERS' BOOK AWARD MOVING ON CATEGORY
This is the most amazing story about family, love and about being different.
Sydney lives with her mum, Amy, and her big sister, Jade. Their dad died when she was only five, but, although they miss him, the family are happy together.
Things change when they have to move house. This means the girls have to move school and with this comes bullying due to the differences in their family. Amy has dwarfism. To Sydney, she is the perfect size; however, others have a different opinion. In addition to the unkind comments, Jade is acting strangely and Sydney is finding life very confusing- trying not to grow, trying to deal with bullies and changing relationships.
The characters in this book are fantastic. Sydney captures your heart and the family dynamics in the story are portrayed so well that you care about each and every one of them. It could be any family- love, laughter, bickering, tears- the 'issues' are handled beautifully, so that they are not issues at all.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Warm and wonderful, it's all about love, family and being yourself!
We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd
Quercus Books ISBN: 978- 1784294212