Friday 22 May 2015

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde


Science teacher and recovering alcoholic August is grieving for his teenage son who was killed in an accident a few years ago. He is travelling in his RV over the summer when it breaks down and local mechanic Wes takes a couple of days repairing it for him. During these days August spends a bit of time with the mechanic's two sons, twelve year old Seth and Henry who is seven. Wes has been in and out of jail and when the time comes for August to pay him and leave he has another proposition, look after Seth and Henry and take them with him on his trip while he has to got back to jail.

Sometimes you realise very quickly into a new book that you're going to like it. Take Me With You was one of these for me and I loved the characters, especially Henry. I felt it ran out of ideas and was repeating itself a little towards the end but don't let this put you off. It's an easy, heart warming read that will be a great book to enjoy over the coming summer months.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Thanks to Transworld Publishers and Netgalley for a copy in return for an honest review.


Publication date: 2nd July 2015

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