Frankie – the sorted one. Until, that is, she is persuaded by her boyfriend to join his band for a summer tour. She has enjoyed playing fiddle for years but has always been too nervous to get up on stage. Then, as they are all set to go, her estranged sister reappears, demanding Frankie’s help. A sequel to Deleted, Delivered is perfect for fans of Holly Bourne, Sophie Kinsella and Rainbow Rowell.
I reviewed Sylvia Hehir’s fabulous YA novel ‘Deleted’ here – giving it a resounding five stars.
The next book in the ‘Love and the Village’ series, ‘Delivered’, is released on 5th November.
This super review is from LoveReading4Kids:
Delivered’ is Sylvia Hehir’s sequel to ‘Deleted’. I haven’t read the first book but I don’t think that detracted one bit from my enjoyment of this absolute gem of a book. The title is so significant and clever, as it refers to both the birth of a child and the saving of family and personal relationships and maybe even a life.
Our heroine, Frankie, hasn’t seen her older sister, Keira, for over three years, after she walked out of the rather dysfunctional family home. She returns to her home area unexpectedly, obviously in need of a lot of help and support but Frankie has just arranged to gig with a band in Glasgow for a few weeks, along with her new partner, Alec. Keira refuses to have their parents involved, and, unable/unwilling to get out of her commitment to the band, Frankie leaves her sister and throws herself into Crazy George’s struggle to get themselves heard and known.
The story is very readable, exciting and completely engaging. It contains such a range of emotions and conditions, from panic, disappointment and addiction to affection, love and pure elation, with the atmosphere portrayed at the gigs and festivals electric and the ending hopeful. I would really love to read the first book in what I hope is to become at least a trilogy.
Pre-order ‘Delivered’ here.