I am so thrilled to bring you my review for A Frenzy of Sparks by Kristin Fields on tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours!
About The Book:
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Lake Union Publishing
From the author of A Lily in the Light comes a poignant story of innocence lost and what it means to grow up too fast.
It’s 1965, and thirteen-year-old Gia, along with her older brother and cousins, are desperate to escape their sleepy, tree-lined neighborhood where nothing ever happens. The only thing Gia would miss is the surrounding marsh, where she feels at home among sea birds and salt water.
But when one of Gia’s cousins brings drugs into their neighborhood, it sets off a chain of events that quickly turn dangerous. Everyone will be caught in the ripples, and some may be swept away entirely. Gia is determined to keep herself and her family afloat while the world is turned upside down around her. Can she find a way to hold on to the life she was so eager to leave behind, or will she have to watch it all disappear beneath the marsh forever?
At turns heart-wrenching and hopeful, A Frenzy of Sparks explores a world where survival is the attempt to move forward while leaving pieces of your heart behind.
Miss W’s Review:
A Frenzy of Sparks by Kristin Fields is a wonderfully written coming of age story set in 1965.
The story follows Gia who is 13 years old . Her cousin gets caught up in selling drugs with some dangerous connections. Gia’s brother’s path brings changes to her family as a whole.
At its core, this is a story of addiction, which can be a hard topic to read. The author does a magnificent job of telling the story set in the 60’s. But really with addiction, when it comes to family dynamics and supporting someone with an addiction, not much has changed and the story is just as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.
This was an emotional read. The characters are well crafted and written with such heart that though the topic was difficult I loved reading it.
A story not to be missed!!!
About The Author:
Kristin Fields grew up in Queens, which she likes to think of as a small town next to a big city. Fields studied writing at Hofstra University, where she received the Eugene Schneider Fiction Award. After college, Fields found herself working on a historic farm, teaching high school English, and designing museum education programs. She is currently leading an initiative to bring gardens to New York City public schools, where she lives with her husband. www.kristinfields.com
Until the next chapter,