Another strong female protagonist (complete with a side order of arson issues) and a sad, complex family tale, with a bit of art thrown in for good measure. I expect A will enjoy this one, it’s rather good for exploring teen angst.
It’s the story of Iris, daughter of a selfish mother, who only gets to know her father as he is dying. Iris’s mother is a consummate gold digger, and, since she is broke and still married to Iris’s father, she sees his death as the ideal opportunity to get her hands on his priceless paintings.
A fabulous plot and some characters to care about and to despise, this is a good read. It also encouraged me to look into some new artists, so is a good one for any arty types. It’s not for little ones, secondary school age plus. You may get some interesting questions about arson.