August 6, 2012

Recommend someone else recommended to you

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Recommend A... is a weekly meme where we share our recommendations of books based on prompts provided each week by Shanyn from the blog Chick Loves Lit .

This week is Recommend someone else recommended to you

The Piper´s Son by Melina Marchetta
The award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road pens a raw, compelling novel about a family’s hard-won healing on the other side of trauma.
Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget. Shooting for oblivion, he’s hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom’s in no shape to mend what’s broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper’s Son redefines what it means to go home again.

I LOVED The Piper´s Son! This book was recommended to me because I had just read Where She Went by Gayle Forman and I was looking for a similar book.

Have you read The Piper´s Son? What did you think about it?


  1. I have this one in my TBR stack. I bought it after loving Francesca but still haven't gotten round to reading it!

  2. I loved If I Stay but didn't like Where She Went at all...I may check out The Piper's Son anyways, looks like a good read!