A Million Things by Emily Spurr Review is here. First, thank you, Berkley Publishing, for sending me a free copy of this book. I absolutely adore the cover. It is one of the main reasons I selected this book! It is my first book by debut author Emily Spurr, and it will not be my last!
A Million Things is a novel that centers around Rae, a ten-year-old girl who lives with her mother and dog Splinter. Rae does the same thing most of the days. She goes to school, walks with her mother and Splinter, cooks, and takes care of herself. Her mother sometimes leaves Rae and Splinter, but Rae knows she always comes back until one day she doesn’t. Abandoned, Rae refuses to address the fact that her mother may not come back. So Rae does what she does; she goes to school, cooks herself, and keeps the house tidy. Rae knows her mother will return.
However, when her neighbor Lettie (who is not the nicest neighbor) falls and needs Rae’s help, the secret is out that Rae lives alone. What will happen if Rae’s mother never returns? Will Rae have to leave Splinter and her house behind? Find out when you read this story that you won’t soon forget.
I DEFINITELY recommend this book! It is something fresh and new in the world of books, and I loved every word of it. The gut-wrenching story of Rae and her emotions, how she handles things is admirable and what she experiences along the way. The voice of Rae that Emily Spurr captures while almost making you forget Rae is just a small child is another great aspect of this book. It is brilliantly written, and if you want a book that brings to life characters in an all-new way, check this one out.
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I just read this today and I loved it so much. I literally couldn’t put it down and finished it all in a few hours. SPOILER: Rae kept mentioning how no one called her mom’s phone, not even her mom’s work. It made me wonder if maybe a contributing factor to her mom’s “disappearance” was that she lost her job. It’s never stated, but I wonder if that’s what Emily was thinking when she wrote the book.
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