Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Walk On by Any McLean

This book is A-MA-ZING

It is the first (of I hope many) books from the YouTuber Amy McLean, if you don't know who she is she does book/film reviews, TAGS, hauls and just lots of other random life videos, she is so sweet and really down to earth, not to mention completely obsessed with the poet Lord Byron who I have learn about through watching her. She also has a blog I would recomend taking a look at :)
But I digress, it is the book I am meant to be talking about not the author.
I got it on free download when Amy ran a two day promotion where you could download it free to your Amazon Kindle which of course I took advantage of.
This book is called 'Walk On' and has lovely cover of a black and white bridge, very simple but very capturing, I myself tend to go more for bright, colorful covers but I do love this one - especially that the bridge is half on the front of the book, and half on the back.

 I will admit that I was sceptical about reading this, I worried that it wouldn't be for me and that I wasn't going to enjoy it, but boy was I wrong, I flew through this on my bus rides to and from school - I actually looked forward to them so I could read it.
I don't want to give too much about the plot away but I can say that it is about an abusive relationship, and the choices that the main character Maggie has to make. (We find all this out of the blurb, don't worry no spoilers). It was so touching, and lets be honest I did tear up one or two times, I even found myself smiling at certain parts.
It is defiantly very descriptive, and I'm sure there are people who would read this and not think that it is Amy's first book, as I read I thought to myself "she is a true writer, this book is the making of something great." 

I like that there is a varying chapter length in this book, some are longer than others, because it keeps the reader interested and sometimes lots of long chapters can be too much. But even the longer ones where not too long, although I did read this on my phone so one actual page was split in to many smaller ones on my phone.

The bulk of the book is written in third person, but their are some chapters which are in first person, the thrid person ones alternated between two differnt stories, although all of these stories do link in the end and make sense - I did find this confusing to start with, but I did manage to get my head around it is actualy sort of explained on the back, so my bad for getting confused.

One of the things I loved most about this is that Amy shares her passions with us, Lord Byron of course makes an appearance, but also her feminist views sneak in briefly (with out trying to convert you, so this is done well) and her spiritualist side comes into it nicely as well. I like that she included these things because it shows that she cares about the book. 

Over all I think that this is a book well worth a read,
Although it is not sutible for younger readers, I would say 16 onwards (but that just might be me being over protective)

You can buy 'Walk On' here!!!

I would give it 9.5/10

Thankyou Amy for writting this

I hope you all enjoyed this review