by Xavier Leret
Genre: Coming of Age, YA
Description from the amazon:
Sixteen year old Carlo has no experience of the world. He desperately wants eternity to provide an alternative to the strict moral imperative of his Catholic parents.
When Daizee Byatt, a girl from the other side of the tracks, crashes into Carlo's life, the course of his future veers off the road.
This is the story of what Heaven Sent.
fyi: kindle edition is currently available for $3.99
Inebriated on his tragedy Carlo zombied down the wide streets of the affluent bricked buildings with large window, mowed lawns and spring laden fauna.
- location 481, chapter 4
Wham! this one hit me hard. I was glued to this one to the end.
Mind you, there are passages written in dialect. These sections caused for pause while reading but really works to create the Daizee character.
Growing up Catholic, I did see some references to Mary Magdalene.
Such a beautiful, yet sad story.
* read Xavier's guest post starring Daizee
* review copy courtesy of author
* part of Fairy Tales in Bruges (the sequel) event