2017 · Book review

Relativity by Antonia Hayes Blog Tour & Review @antoniahayes @LittleBrownUK

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I am delighted to be one of the hosts on the Relativity blog tour today. 

About Relativity –
Ethan is an exceptionally gifted young boy, obsessed with physics and astronomy.

His single mother Claire is fiercely protective of her brilliant, vulnerable son. But she can’t shield him forever from learning the truth about what happened to him when he was a baby; why Mark had to leave them all those years ago.

Now age twelve, Ethan is increasingly curious about his past, especially his father’s absence in his life. When he intercepts a letter to Claire from Mark, he opens a lifetime of feelings that, like gravity, will pull the three together again.

Relativity is a tender and triumphant story about unbreakable bonds, irreversible acts, and testing the limits of love and forgiveness.

Paperback Publication Date ~ 19th January 2017

Published By ~ Little, Brown UK

My thoughts – Relativity is a raw and emotional story, it’s a story about love, trust, hope and relationships and touches on a very difficult subject matter which the author has done brilliantly.

I fell in love with Ethan, a wonderfully clever 12 year old who loves physics and astronomy and due to this love he uses his  knowledge to see the world and the changes within himself. His mum Claire is very protective and throughout the story we find out why.

I liked the way the main protagonist is Ethan but we also read in present time through  Claire and Mark, Ethan’s Mum and Dad. We also get flashbacks to before and after Ethan is born and I think this added an extra element to the story.

Raltivity is a story that needs to be read, it’s a story that needs time and full commitment. It’s not a story you could pick up and put down at the drop of a hat. It draws you in and makes you feel so invested in the characters that if you do have to stop reading you think about them and the story until you get back to read again. A beautiful heartwarming and heartbreaking novel.

My Rating 4/5 

*My thanks go to Clara at Little, Brown UK for the copy in exchange for an honest and voluntary review*

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