Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Truth About Celia Frost - Paula Rawsthorne

Celia Frost is a freak.

At least that's what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confirming her to a gloomy bubble of "safety". No friends. No fun. No life.

But when a knife attack on celia has unexpected consquences, her mum reacts strangely - and suddenly theyr're on the run. Why is her mum so scared? Someone out there knows. And when they find Celia, she's going to wish the truth was a lie...

A buried secret, a gripping manhunt, a dangerous deceit...What is the truth about Celia Frost?


First of all...go buy this book...go buy it now, read it and them come back...Awesome isn't it?! 

Celia's life is controlled by the thought she may get cut, or caused to bleed in some way and die. At the start of the book you can tell she really knows nothing about her disorder...but what ever you personally feel you believe about her disorder...believe won't at the end...

I was very lucky that I got stuck in traffic (for an hour) on the bus last week as it gave me a chance to read this book non stop. This is not a book you can read a few pages when you have a chance, this is a "sit down with full supplies to get you through at least 2 hours of non-stop reading" novel.

This is definitely a book full of plot twists. Every time I thought I had just gotten everything figured out and knew what was going to come next everything was tipped back upside down. I think the guy on the bus was confused because I was alternating between gasping, giggling and stopping myself before I screamed.

This is one of the first Young Adult novels I have read where the parents are not mysterious beings who just survive to make life more complicated, possibly due to the books I’m reading..., but it was brilliant to have Janice. Janice is Celia’s mother and while at first I didn’t like her and felt like she was causing Celia problems it became clearer that everything she did was all for her daughter and the love she felt. It gave a new layer to all mothers and fathers within Young Adult novels for me, that they are not always working against the offspring.

I also could not help but love Frank! I know he was supposed to be evil and such but I couldn’t help it, I really liked him and in the most part his heart was in the right place!

The ending of the book was very thought out and wrapped everything up, without making a big deal about all the little details and explaining each one individually. the author also made sure we only knew what we needed to know at that point, and that left it open for massive plot twists that made me re-read chapters because I could not believe they had taken the story in such a massive turning point. Every different twist worked so well and kept me on my toes.

I fully recommended this book...really go buy it now! I will be plugging this book for months because I was not expecting this at all, and they are my favorite types of reads!

The Truth about Celia Frost is written by Paula Rawsthorne and published by Usborne in 2011. I bought my copy in Waterstones.

Last note:
There have been so many reviews of this book at the moment! However my favourite (and the one that made me feel that I needed to order this book was by Emma at BookAngelBooktopia. She also completed this musical post of Celia's soundtrack to her life here

1 comment:

  1. ok, ok, ill go buy it (or steal your copy! *wink*) I keep hearing amazing things about this one! :D