Saving Daisy

Saving Daisy
Phil Earle
Reviewed by Vanessa Lewis
Puffin
Thu, 05/01/2012
9780141331362
£6.99

Once more we are taken in to the troubled world of a teenager from a fractured home as we learn about Daisy, who was first introduced in Phil Earle’s outstanding debut Being Billy.

Daisy is full of self blame after finding information in the attic about the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death. Fragile, self harming and vulnerable, she is subsequently taken advantage of by a teacher and loses her father in a tragic car accident. Not for the faint-hearted, the book explores Daisy’s emotional journey which makes a compelling and at times bleak read but there is solace in the ending.  With the help of one particular care worker, Daisy does begin to save herself and make the right decisions, leaving some hope for the future. 

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