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Jaya is a beautiful girl/woman who is mixed race and has special needs. Even though she is 18, mentally she is younger. Izzie her mum has basically put her life on hold to dedicate her life to her daughter and do the best she can for her.
The story itself I wasn't quite sure of to start with as it flicks between mother and daughter very rapidly as well as then going to chapters that are solely dedicated to them as well as swapping and changing to some other characters. The style in how the author has written it is one that I have never come across before and I'm still not one hundred percent certain whether it fully works for me and this is why it didn't quite get five stars.
Regardless of the writing style there is no faulting the characters themselves and the turmoil and struggles that the characters face. Izzie has to face people discriminating against her and her daughter due to her daughter being mixed raced as well as having special needs. Trying to find the right places to take her daughter where she is welcomed as well as getting the right education is a constant battle for Izzie. At the end of the day she is just like any other parent wanting the best for her child and it is such a shame of the struggles she constantly faces.
That Special Someone is such a lovely story that takes the reader into the world of a mother facing the daily struggles as well as the devotion shown to a child with special needs. Izzie is someone that I think is extremely likeable and easy to relate to, to be honest nearly all the characters are likeable ones whose lives the reader will certainly be interested in. It's one of those stories that leaves you feeling rewarded just for reading it.
Isabel has sacrified all her own opportunities for romance, always putting Jaya's welfare first. Now that naive and wilful Jaya is 19, she just wants to get married and have babies. She's beginning to get out of control, her heart set on marriage and motherhood, unaware of the consequences of her actions.
The beautifully drawn and totally convincing characters take it in turns to tell their side of the story.
I was knocked out by the quality of the writing and predict a glowing future for the author. She really does know what it takes to write an unputdownable and unforgettable book.
Although it's a serious subject, it is written with a light touch and bundles of humour, and is never maudlin or depressing.
It is far from the genre of reading that I would normally choose, but having read the first page I was hooked.
A great find, and a story that will stay with me for a long time.
What a great debut novel. The characters as well as the storyline were well developed. The story has an amazing flow and I found it hard to believe it was a debut novel. The unique style was refreshing. I look forward to reading more from this author.
One regret - it finished too soon! I want to know more!
If you enjoy Mike Leigh films you will love this book.
"I received this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review"
This is not like any other novel I have ever read - It tackles major taboos head-on, but the author does it in a way which is so sensitive and witty, you wonder why they were ever taboos at all!