Another stunning book from the author of The Apple Tart of Hope and Back To Blackbrick.
As soon as I saw that there was a new book from Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, I knew that I had to read it; I adored her other books and how she sensitively but effectively deals with difficult topics. The List of Real Things is no different – it’s a wonderful story that focuses on grief, family relationships and friendship.
One thing I love about Sarah’s books is how they’re on the border of Middle Grade and Young Adult and are very much magical realism books; the characters are not-quite teens but are faced with situations that are difficult and there is an element of fantasy within a contemporary setting.. This makes them the perfect choice for more advanced younger readers, as well as a nice read for older readers.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend The List of Real Things for anyone who’s a fan of Sarah’s other books, as well as people looking for a good book to dive into. Because of the subject matter and style of writing, fans of Sunflowers in February by Phyllida Shrimpton and Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson should love this one and not hesitate in picking it up!