Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

Fly Away (Firefly Lane, #2)Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The story focuses on a few central characters who are facing the devastating loss of their wife, mother and best friend. Johnny is consumed by his grief and unable to be there effectively to help his teenage daughter and his wife's best friend. Marah is a teenager who is completely overwhelmed by the loss of her mother and she makes some decisions that take her down a very dark path. Tully is the best friend, who feels completely  adrift without the support of her friend. All three characters struggle to face their grief and wind up hurting each other in the process, until another tragedy brings them back together. When I picked up this book I didn't realize it was part of a series, and that might have helped somewhat, but overall I found Fly Away to be depressing and heavy at times. The author does a great job of sharing the real and raw emotions of grief and loss and regret, but sometimes it felt too heavy, as if nothing could go right. Fly Away is a challenging book that pulls back the silent layers of grief when a loved one dies.

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