I’m so enjoying reviewing online for the My Weekly website as I get to read some fabulous books. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Ginger and Me by Elissa Soave.
Published by Harper Collins’ imprint HQ on 21st July 2022, Ginger and Me is available for purchase through the links here.
Ginger and Me
Wendy is lonely but coping.
All nineteen-year-old Wendy wants is to drive the 255 bus around Uddingston with her regulars on board, remember to buy milk when it runs out and just to be okay. After her mum died, there’s nobody to remind her to eat and what to do each day.
And Wendy is ready to step out of her comfort zone.
Each week she shows her social worker the progress she’s made, like the coasters she bought to spruce up the place, even if she forgets to make tea. And she even joins a writers’ group to share the stories she writes, like the one about a bullied boy who goes to Mars.
But everything changes when Wendy meets Ginger.
A teenager with flaming orange hair, Ginger’s so brave she’s wearing a coat that isn’t even waterproof. For the first time, Wendy has a real best friend. But as they begin the summer of their lives, Wendy wonders if things were simpler before. And that’s before she realizes just how much trouble Ginger is about to get them in…
My Review of Ginger and Me
My full review of Ginger and Me can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that Ginger and Me is absolutely brilliant and I gulped it down in one sitting because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Wendy as she’s so captivating.
About Elissa Soave
Elissa Soave won the inaugural Primadonna Prize in 2019. She was also a Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect finalist 2019 and has had work published in New Writing Scotland, Gutter, Structo and The Glasgow Review of Books. She’s had two short plays performed by the Short Attention Span Theatre Group and has performed at various spoken word events. She currently lives in South Lanarkshire and Ginger and Me is her debut novel.
For more information, follow Elissa on Twitter @elissa_soave.