Me Mam.Me Dad. Me. Blog Tour…

Title: Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. By Malcom Duffy. 

Publisher: Head of Zeus. 

Blurb: 

Humorous and heartbreaking debut novel with the fresh, funny, honest voice of a 14-year-old Geordie lad recounting the trials and tribulations of family life and finding first love. Nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal. 

Danny’s mam has a new boyfriend. Initially, all is good – Callum seems nice enough, and Danny can’t deny he’s got a cool set up; big house, fast car, massive TV, and Mam seems to really like him. 

But cracks begin to show, and they’re not the sort that can be easily repaired. As Danny witnesses Mam suffer and Callum spiral out of control he goes in search of his dad. The Dad he’s never met. 

Set in Newcastle and Edinburgh, this supremely readable coming-of-age drama tackles domestic violence head on, but finds humour and hope in the most unlikely of­ places.

Review:

When the publishing sent me this book to review I did not know what to expect. My attention was instantly grabbed by the wonderful and bright cover and I just could not wait to devour it! It was also clear by the cover, the dialect was going to be northern, an accent that I welcome in my life as someone that is very much southern.  

This is a very important book, everyone needs to read it! Although themes such as domestic violence are sometimes difficult to read, this book approaches it in a really balanced and reassuring way. The information is easy to digest but it still kicks you in the teeth and makes you want to jump into the book and demand justice for the wronged.   

The protagonist, Danny, a fourteen year old boy was all I could wish for in this narrative and more. His fondness for his mother purely touched my heart and made me fall completely in love with his character.             As mentioned above, this book is easily accessible because of the way it presents the events in Danny’s life. Harrowing yet hilarious! He is broken yet full of banter.

This book does cater for an array of ages, it is suitable for young adult and I honestly do think it will help children like Danny in similar situations to process their thoughts and feelings and it is accessible to older people. I am 22 now and this book had me laughing and crying all at the same time. I just wanted to hug Danny at times and tell him every thing would be okay. 

‘Harrowing yet hilarious’

and….oh boy…that ending! Wow.  Message me to discuss because I need to talk but I do not want to ruin it!

About the author:

Malcolm Duffy is a Geordie, born and bred. His first novel, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal, was inspired by his time at Comic Relief, visiting projects that support women and children who have suffered as a result of domestic abuse.

malcolmduffy.com

@malcolmduffyUK

More About Malcolm Duffy

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One Lovely Blog Award…

one-lovely-blod-awardThe rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Add the award logo to your post.
  • List 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers who are deserving of the award.

Thank you so much to Lauren from https://driftinglexi.wordpress.com/. Check out her out, she is amazing. excited-baby

My facts

  1. I am currently studying Victorian Literature and American Literature. Alongside two core modules.
  2. I plan to go and teach in China when I finish my degree in two years time.
  3. After said trip,I plan on doing my Masters or teaching qualification.
  4. I am not sure where I want to end up after  I am finished studying in Bristol but I know I do not want to return home to my little village.
  5. By the end of the year I plan to have read Clarissa written by Samuel Richardson.  It has 1,534 pages, which makes it the longest written book in English. I just think it will be awesome to say that i’ve read the longest book.
  6. I am currently obsessed and I mean obsessed…with the TV show ~ Reign. It is about Mary Queen of Scots.
  7. I am currently writing this as a form of procrastination, so I don’t have to work on planning my assignments.

Nominations-  (Here are 10, I am sorry) 

  1. https://josiethebookworm.wordpress.com/
  2. https://beccaandbooks.wordpress.com/
  3. https://lululovelash.wordpress.com/
  4. https://awayinneverland.wordpress.com/
  5. https://theverydayblogger.wordpress.com/
  6. https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/
  7. https://indianbookloveaffair.wordpress.com/
  8. https://underthemidnightsky.wordpress.com/
  9. https://whatdoesonedowiththat.wordpress.com/
  10. http://itsyouandeverything.com

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Super scared and seeking support…

I want to try something new and put myself out there because I really want my passion for books, life and happiness to shine through and although I hope my blog already emphasizes these qualities. I want to push myself further and perhaps try and video blog on YouTube.

I am just super worried about being overly awkward and shy, if I posted a video about my August ‘to be read books’ or ‘my top five favourite books’ (or something along those lines)  would you lovely follows watch it and give me criticism?

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My fear level at the moment is Ron + spiders.

I would love for you to get to know me more and I believe this will help my confidence and allow me to prove (to myself) that I can do anything I desire with determination.

Want to help me achieve getting over my fear? 

Support me and lets go on this adventure together…

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The week where I try to read loads📚📚

Within the last week I have finished the following books… 

  1. The Girl On The Train 
  2. The Shock of the Fall 
  3. North and South 
  4. Papertowns 

I have also started…

  1. Not that kind of Girl 
  2. The Rosie Project 

This is currently what I am doing with my day…     
Have any of you lovely people read any of the books I mentioned? If so comment below and let me know what you thought, I will be writing reviews for each soon ❤️