This is the first book I’ve ever read where I cried at the first chapters.
Hitch – Thomasina – is such a sad character as the story opens, taking happiness in the very small things in her life.
Over-protected by her parents, her life is kept small as her health, as a baby, was precarious, and he rparents hadn’t realised how strong, physically and mentally, she had become.
The story is both sad and also uplifting. It reminds us that happiness is in own hands and can be created from small beginnings.
As we see Thomasina grow in self-belief, we are shown possibilities. There is a strong underlying philosophy apparent in this story that is developed empathetically and subtly with great style.
One of the best quotes from the book is:
‘I know that words are powerful things and have great weight’.