#BookReview for The Fenian by Mike Kernan

My review for The Fenian by Mike Kernan, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

I absolutely loved this book. Set in 2001, with flashbacks to the 1970s and 80s, it follows the story of Lorna, a young girl who grew up in Scotland, and centres around a promise she made to her dying mum. But there is so much more to this book.

It’s a richly woven narrative of a group of kids on the verge of adolescence, with love, teenage angst, loss, and all the trials and tribulations that growing up brings. The narrative was spot on, and I found myself so immersed in the book that it was as though I was there with them, reliving my own adolescence with the gang of friends I used to hang out with at the park.

Beautifully written, with funny moments and sad moments, I was hooked all the way through. Everything – the characters, the setting, the music, the story – was a joy to read, and I didn’t want it to finish. I hope there will be a sequel, as I want more! This is definitely one of my favourite books this year, although I feel that my review hasn’t done it justice. Highly recommend!


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