Monday, 6 March 2017

Review of Paper in the wind - Olivia Mason-Charles

Review of 'Paper in the wind' by Olivia Mason-Charles

I was delighted to be asked to review this novel by Olivia Mason-Charles. Olivia appeared on my blog a few weeks ago for an author interview and it is always amazing to read the novel that you've heard so much about.

Paper in the Wind is a compassionate and riveting story depicting a single father’s dedication to his daughter. In the midst of the overwhelming struggles that accompanied autism, he continues to persevere. Her father’s love enabled her to overcome insurmountable obstacles, discovered the power of love and embraced the gift of life.

This moving novel tells the story of a fathers passionate struggle to support his daughter, Alexa, alone after tragedy hits. His daughter is autistic and struggles daily with behaviour and understanding in the world. This is a heart warming story of the fathers dedication to his daughter. It details some therapies such as PECS that were tried with her and is very positive.

Alexa's unique friendship with the boy Jonathan is very touching. The short compelling story reads more like a factual account rather than a fictional novel so you get thrust into the story as if it were real. I was hooked from the start and very satisfied with the ending. Overall a beautiful story that would offer ideas, hope and support for families with autistic children.

I only wished it was longer and is a great start for a full length novel. I learnt a lot from this novel which gives a really positive outlook for austistic children.

Paper in the wind is available to buy here:

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