Children’s Book Review: Finding A Voice by Kim Hood

A new book “Finding A Voice” by author Kim Hood has arrived at The O’Brien Press. Find out about this new story and what our 12 year old reviewer had to say about it. “Finding a Voice, Friendship is a Two-Way Street” by Kim Hood is published by The O’Brien Press.

About the Book

findingavoicekimhoodJo could never have guessed that the friendship she so desperately craves would come in the shape of a severely disabled boy. He can’t even speak. Maybe it is because he can’t speak that she finds herself telling him how difficult it is living with her eccentric, mentally fragile mother.

Behind Chris’ lopsided grin and gigantic blue wheelchair is a real person — with a sense of humour, a tremendous stubborn streak and a secret he has kept from everyone.

For a while it seems life may actually get better. But as Jo finds out just how terrible life is for Chris, and as her own life spirals out of control, she becomes desperate to change things for both of them. In a dramatic turn of events, Jo makes a decision that could end in tragedy.

This is the story of how an unusual friendship unlocks the words that neither knew they had.

What our Reviewer Said

“I thought this was a unique book. The mum in the book had mental health issues and I have never read a book that dealt with that so it was good to understand it a bit.” Theresa aged 12

Finding A Voice” is available in paperback €7.99 and EPUB €6.99 on The O’Brien Press website and in all good bookshops.

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