One In A Million BoySpoiler alert: this book is not published until April 2016 however I could not keep quiet about it because I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, loved the story and I want to make sure that everyone who loves a great read knows about The One In A Million Boy.

From the acclaimed author of When We Were the Kennedys and Any Bitter Thing, this is the incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house—a friendship with unexpected reverberations for the boy’s unmoored family.

I fell in love with Ona a great character and forgave her oddities because she was 104 after all. There’s grief, you cry when you know “the boy” has died. There are heartbreaking and brilliant description of grief in Belle’s house which is palpable and you’ll definitely cry at the end. But in between you’ll laugh, you’ll have a wonderful time on the journey with Quinn, Belle and Ona as they work their way their own lives and grief.

If you loved Elizabeth Is Missing or The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry then I am sure you’ll enjoy this. I’d be surprised if it’s not a hit in 2016.

Headline/ISBN: 9781472228352/£12.99

Monica will be in Dulwich Books on Thursday 4th February talking about her book. Tickets are £10 and include a copy of the book, drinks and nibbles.

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