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Most authoritative honest and moving account of children trapped in the care system to date' Keith Gray Scotsman 'life affirming redemptive and really just rather good' Marcus Sedgwick Guardian'Moving and powerful I loved it' Sophie McKenzie 'Being Billy was a total page turner authentic and gritty Billy's voice doesn't falter spiky brave and compassionate Jenny Downham.. Absolutely astonishing read Maybe because I m at that right age to appreciate Daisy s turmoil I felt like I connected with her however I have never been through anything that Daisy has been through I love books like this especially because my passion is working with children and families One day I d like to be like Ade Although I have never personally experienced what Daisy has I have known people with certain similar traits or who have experienced some of what Daisy has Phil Earle has an absolute talent for writing from the point of view of a very emotionally damaged teenage girl Saving Daisy is a superb book and I would highly recommend it to everyone

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Saving Daisy is the second critically novel by Phil EarleHEROIC Phil Earle's hugely anticipated third novel is out on April Daisy's mum is gone Her dad refuses to talk about it As far as Daisy's concerned it's all her fault As her life starts to spiral out of control panic leads to tragedy and Daisy's left aloneBut sometimes the kindness of a stranger can turn things aro. Saving Daisy is an emotionally charged and powerful read from the British author of Being Billy Be warned now that you ll need to have a box of tissues beside you while you re reading this book because it will rip your heart outPhil Earle s writing is unflinchingly honest He s not afraid to tackle difficult or emotive topics such as death and bereavement rape bullying drinking and other such issues His background as a care worker is obvious here when reading about the main character Daisy and the experiences she goes through He writes sensitively about her and her issues whilst also portraying a realistic view of life in a therapeutic community for teenagers I thought the relationship she had with her key worker Ade was one of great trust It was obvious that not only did Ade care deeply about Daisy and her road to recovery but it was touching to see how much Daisy came to value Ade s friendship by the end of the bookSome parts of the story made for difficult reading and it was hard at times to see how much Daisy blamed herself for not only her mother s death but also for many of the things that happen to her Trying to correct the way she thinks about herself and establish a positive outlook for the future is one of the struggles that she has to face I found the ending and overall message of the book to be full of hope showing that there s always a way through the pain for everyone no matter how bleak a person s future can look and no matter what someone has had to go through Saving Daisy is not a light read but it s one that will stay with you long after turning the last page It s heartbreaking at times and will take you on an emotional rollercoaster of a ride but it s worth every second and is a book I would definitely recommend to others

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Und A stranger who desperately wants to save Daisy if she'll only let herself be saved A powerful and moving story linked to Phil Earle's critically acclaimed debut book Being BillyPraise for Being Billy'A wonderful book' Morris Gleitzman'Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively in this brilliant page turning novel It moved me to tears' Jacueline Wilson'This may be the. Having met Daisy in Phil Earle s Being Billy I was eager to find out her story I have to say I haven t been disappointed Daisy s life is just as intense and gripping as Billy s wasThe prologue really does hook the reader in you want to know if Daisy really did what she said or was it a misconceptionThe first part of Saving Daisy we get to understand the relationship she has with her dad and learn about the strategy she s developed of seeming to belong with her peers while holding herself apart We also find out that recently Daisy found a report which makes her responsible for the loss of her mother To alleviate the panic this brings Daisy copes in the only way that brings her relief she self harmsInteraction with a new teacher starting at school leads to tragedy and Daisy finds herself living in a therapeutic community where key worker Ade has the task of building trust and sharing strategies to help Daisy come to terms with her misconceptions and how to deal with the anxietypanic In the therapeutic community we get to experience many dramas with the interaction of the other four residents and staff as well as Daisy s journeyThe build up to the final crisis is nail biting and I couldn t turn the pages fast enough I loved how the resolution tied in with Billy s lifeSaving Daisy is written in the first person from Daisy s perception I think the author s experience of working in a care homeas a drama therapist really shines through in Daisy s personality It certainly shows how well he knew the people he cared forThe characters in Saving Daisy are true to life and we get to know them through their dialogue and actions rather than descriptive writingI can only commend Phil Earle for his portrayal of one of the darker aspects of life that once again not everyone wants to acknowledge or accept He does not embellish or dramatise self harming he writes it as it is I think readers will empathise with Daisy and I think uite a lot of people will identify with thoughts we have that aren t reality or even logicalAlthough Daisy is a character in Being Billy you don t have to have read it to be able to understand DaisyOh and my favourite scene just has to be Daisy s 15th birthday and old video footage I found myself grinning inanely while crying at the same time joySaving Daisy is YA but I recommend anyone who is a people watcher interested in psychology likes drama and tension or has no fear of confronting the darker side of life pick up a copy for yourself You won t be boredJera s Jamboree at Wordpress

  • Paperback
  • 339
  • Saving Daisy
  • Phil Earle
  • English
  • 24 March 2017
  • 9780141331362

About the Author: Phil Earle

Phil was born in Hull in and he studied English and Drama at Hull University He worked for a year as a carer in a children’s home then after training as a drama therapist he worked in a therapeutic community in London which cared for multiply abused adolescents Then changing tack completely he chose a marginally sedate life as a children’s bookseller It was here that he develope.

10 thoughts on “Saving Daisy

  1. says:

    LoveloveloveCan I just leave it at that?Can we just call that my review?No? You want ? God sometimes you are the most demanding readers everYou will know by now how much I loved Being Billy by Phil Earle so I was practically chompin

  2. says:

    The first thing that I'm going to say about this book is simply 'Wow' I didn't know much about this book when I picked it up only that I liked Daisy's character in Being Billy Earle's debut novel I could see a lot of potential and dep

  3. says:

    'Saving Daisy' is an emotionally charged and powerful read from the British author of 'Being Billy' Be warned now that you'll need to have a box of tissues beside you while you're reading this book because it will rip your heart outP

  4. says:

    I cried I laughed I loved I grieved Saving Daisy was an emotional roller coaster – one I adored and was sad to l

  5. says:

    Having met Daisy in Phil Earle’s Being Billy I was eager to find out her story I have to say I haven’t been disappoint

  6. says:

    Argh This is one of those books One of those impossibly difficult to review yet utterly brilliant books which I absolutely loved Just

  7. says:

    Since reading the fabulous Being Billy I have been looking forward to reading Daisy's story Now that I have Phil Earle has truly cemented himself as an author I will read simply because his name is on the cover I absolutely loved itThe events of Saving Daisy take place before Being Billy making this a preuel of sorts I loved finding out al

  8. says:

    Daisy's story is an incredibly emotional devastating and uplifting novel It had me in floods of tears out of sadness and happiness I hasn't felt uite so emotional over a book in a long timeEarle has a tragically beautiful writing sty

  9. says:

    Absolutely astonishing read Maybe because I'm at that right age to appreciate Daisy's turmoil I felt like I connected with her however I have never been through anything that Daisy has been through I love books like this especially because my passion is working with children and families One day I'd like to be

  10. says:

    This book was much better than I'd anticipated and it was very original too Definitely a story worth reading

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