A Swift Pure Cry

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
Siobhan Dowd
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  ROrn
When 15-year-old Shell's mam died, her family was messed up. Her father started to drink whiskey every night, her little siblings are not acting well, and Shell is in on a bad group at school. Then, Father Rose, the new priest, comes and her whole world changes. She can feel her mother's spirit again and truly believes in God! Later, the most horrible thing happens, Shell gets pregnant and the babies father mysteriously went away to America, leaving Ireland and Shell completely behind. Shell births her baby, and then gets caught up in the biggest murder mystery her little own has ever seen!

This was an awesome and touching book from start to finish! I absolutely loved it! The way that Dowd portrayed the characters and made them seem so real was just amazing! This is also a sad story so if you want sad, this is the right book for you! Some of the dialect was confusing but it was astounding. Thumbs up to Siobhan Dowd!

There was a lot of talk about sex and had a woman having birth to a child. It was faith- based also!

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Shippensbug, USA


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