“Together we climbed on the Peace City bus and road back towards my house. My almost normal feeling was gone. I was miles from ordinary now. Miles.”
This was a very suspenseful book which looks into the life of a family that has to deal with mental illness.
Lacey is her mother’s caregiver. Her mother is literally suffering from major mental illness. Her mother believes that the ghost of Lacey’s grandfather is helping them by telling her how to keep Lacey and herself safe. Lacey’s life consists of trying to soothe and talk her mother into calming down and trying to get her out of the bad place in her mind and bring her back to reality. Lacey has no friends and literally goes to school and straight home to take care of mom.
The whole story takes place in one single day. Lacey has convinced her mother to get a job so that Lacey, herself could have a few hours to volunteer at the library. The plan was set and Lacey made sure her mother would know where to meet her when finished and where to go.
Throughout the book, Lacey flashes back to when times seemed better. Her aunt used to live with them until her mother kicked her out and Lacey dreams of seeing her Aunt again.
Lacey’s day is not going too bad, she even makes a friend. Until, she goes to pick up mom and realizes that her mother has disappeared and she really needs to find her!
The book was a short read which starts off fairly slow with a huge climax at the end. The writer did do a very good job at painting a picture of poor Lacey’s life, giving up everything to take care of her mother.
*This book was a goodreads win.
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