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Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. It seems as though everyone in her family has better things to do than pay attention to her: Mom (when she’s not meditating) helps Dad run the family restaurant; Sarah is taking a gap year after high school; and Holden pretends that Mom and Dad and everyone else doesn’t know he’s gay, even as he fends off bullies at school. Then there’s Charlie: three years old, a “surprise” baby, the center of everyone’s world. He’s devoted to Fern, but he’s annoying, too, always getting his way, always dirty, always commanding attention. If it wasn’t for Ran, Fern’s calm and positive best friend, there’d be nowhere to turn. Ran’s mantra, “All will be well,” is soothing in a way that nothing else seems to be. And when Ran says it, Fern can almost believe it’s true. But then tragedy strikes- and Fern feels not only more alone than ever, but also responsible for the accident that has wrenched her family apart. All will not be well. Or at least all will never be the same.

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Comments on: "See you at Harry’s – Jo Knowles" (1)

  1. I would like to recommend the book SEE YOU AT HARRY’S. 12 year old Fern believes no-one in her family thinks she exists. Her 2 only friends Ran and Cassie stick by her through everything, but that doesn’t count their personal life. Let me introduce you to Fern’s “beloved” family; Sara believes she is cool because of her dreadlocks, Holden is 14 and has a boyfriend, Mum thinks meditating makes everything better, Dad runs a restaurant that always comes with surprises, and then theres Charlie – named after Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One day whilst Fern is minding him, he runs out of the shop and gets hit by a car. Well, almost gets hit by a car, but falls back and bumps hid head on the asphalt. A tragic thing happens overnight, that is supposed to bering a family together, but ends up tearing Fern’s apart. Will she be able to cope? Or will it all be too much? I would recommend this book to anyone who has a few boxes of tissues handy, and that always loves a happily ever after! I rate this book 9/10 and for readers 11+.


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