This is another blog tour in regards to the book, Relatively by Antonia Hayes.
Ethan is a bright young boy obsessed with physics and astronomy who lives with his mother, Claire. Claire has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he’s becoming increasingly curious about his father’s absence in his life, wanting to fill in the gaps. Claire’s life is centred on Ethan; she is fiercely protective of her talented, vulnerable son, and of her own feelings. When Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event from when he was a baby, Claire’s tightly held world is split open. On the other side of the country, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart. Then a sudden and unexpected call home forces him to confront his past, and the hole in his life that was once filled with his wife Claire and his son Ethan. When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that – like gravity – pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness.
I have to admit, this book took me a little bit longer to get into. I loved the fact that Ethan was such a smart kid and how he viewed the world and such, but I just couldn’t get into the whole science bit of the book – something, during school, I was really interested in. (Sorry!)
Space however, space I liked.
The science bit in the book is really thought out, and I was really impressed how it all worked together and fitted so well in the story.
The story is beautifully written, and as mentioned above, I love how Ethans world is written, how he sees the world and how he interprets it – it’s truly amazing! Ethan seems a really sweet kid and only wants what’s best for his family, it’s rather beautiful…
A wonderful story for readers who love a happy ending, because we all love those right?
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