Saturday, April 23, 2016

Book review - Fifteen Lanes

Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw

An absolutely beautiful, heartbreaking book. Fifteen Lanes tells the story of two very different girls who's lives have reached a precipice. Grace's life has always been relatively easy. When her only friend moves away, Grace is flattered by the texts she's been receiving from someone claiming to be a popular boy at school and in an instant, she makes a decision that she can't take back and which has an immediate affect on the rest of her life. Noor is the oldest daughter of a sex worker and has lived her entire life in the brothel. Now that her teen years are upon her, it is expected that she will follow in her mother's footsteps. For the first time, though, Noor has begun to dream of more. Circumstance brings these two girls together and that contact changes both of their lives. With a realistic cast of characters and a compelling plot this is a great, emotionally complex, read.

Pages in this book: 304
Pages read so far in challenge: 624

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