Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Review: Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
Chris and Helen are both studying on high school. It is their last year and they both have plans for the future- Chris wants to study English, Helen music. They have sex and after just only that one time everything chances. Helen gets sick and after several pregnancy tests she learns that she is pregnant.
The news of Helen's pregnancy are shock to everyone, especially to Helen. She feels like she cannot speak to anyone about the situation. She starts to write letters to 'dear nobody', to her unborn baby. By these letters the reader gets to know what Helen really feels and how her love towards her baby develops.
I decided to read this book as a part of the read-a-thon because it is pretty short. I think the book is just a perfect lenght, I am happy Doherty did not put too much stuff into it to make it longer. Doherty tells a beautiful story about love and making choices. Doherty uses beautiful language throughout the book to describe how the bond between Helen and her unborn baby is created. A light and easy read with a deeper message.