Saturday, June 10, 2017
The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
Release Date: April 14, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository
Almost too terrified to grip the phone, Biddy Weir calls a daytime television show. Biddy has a story to tell.
Abandoned by her mother as a baby, Biddy lives in her own little world, happy to pass her time watching the birds - until Alison Fleming joins her school.
Popular and beautiful, but with a dangerous, malevolent streak, Alison quickly secures the admiration of her fellow students. All except one. And Alison doesn't take kindly to people who don't fit her mould...
This book was so good yet so bad. It was beautifully written yet truly horrific. It was so mid-blowing and upsetting and I loved it.
Honestly it is very hard to review this book without giving anything away. Every single little detail in this book is important for the story progression. Your journey as a reader is intense, slowly watching Biddy grow up and learning to hate herself. She has so little happiness in her life that at times throughout the book I had to put it down to recover.
The only thing I feel is my duty to say is that the story could trigger some people. Biddy is mercilessly bullied by everyone in her school, and any glimpse of happiness is taken away from her. She turns to self harm to let out her anger and sadness, using pins to scar herself. I felt uncomfortable reading it, and actually had to skip over a couple sections.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested because it is a beautiful and fascinating book. If you do have triggers you might want to give this book a miss because it can be quite horrific at times.