Book reviews

Those Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney

 

The narrative follows the lives of five sisters, their father and niece across four different countries. The characters all have an individual voice and provide the reader with their own personal narrative and story of events. It covers a time period of around 30 years and provides a historical view of the family unit and happenings. It also provides an insight into the very personal memories of their deceased mother and further, the mother’s own story emerges through her diaries.

The majority of the novel is based in Tasmania where the family lived for most of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and found each character and the story line compelling.

I would definitely recommend the book to students in year 9+.

The book is sold under the title ‘The Faraday Girls’ in USA.

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