After I finished 'Kisses from Katie', I started reading 'On Fathers Day', which is a true story about a man who killed his three children to get back at his ex-wife. It is my friend's book and I had been waiting ages for him to finish it so that I could start it, weird I know, but it's a notorious case in Australia and I was interested to know the whole story. However, four chapters in, I had to stop. Not only was the story horrifying and heart breaking, as I knew it would be, but it was bringing up some memories I hadn't expected to submerge. Thankfully my friend came and went through the book, telling me about the court case and his convictions. But I knew I had to have something light and lovely before anything else, and so that is how I decided to reread 'Lock & Key'.
The book is about seventeen year old Ruby who is abandoned by her mother and is taken by the courts to live with her sister Cora and her husband, Jamie. Ruby is so against the new life she feels she has been forced into, and is angry at her sister, who she believes run off after high school and never looked back or cared about her or her mum. Along the road, Ruby meets a few people who make her rethink her 'people suck' philosophy and learns things about her sister that makes her wonder whether everything she has ever believed has been a lie. It is a truly a lovely story of friendship, family, second chances and hope that will warm your heart and make you thankful for kind words and beautiful people.
Recommended if: You need a pick me up or are suffering from deep/heckers bookhangover
Favourite Quote: "This is Ruby" she [Cora] said. "My sister."