A review by kirsten508
On Fragile Waves, by E. Lily Yu


First of all, I want to say I am so thankful for getting the opportunity to read this ARC. It was a lovely experience.

Firuzeh and her youber brother have to leave Afghanistan with their parants, due to the ongoing war. Their goal is to seek safety in Australia, but they have a long jouney ahead. Losing friends just as fast as they had found them.

When I started reading this book I thought that the writing style was a bit odd. Not exactly mu thing, but I have to say I got used to it pretty quickly.

It is a very fast moving story, and a quick read, but it is such a heavy topic. Even though it is a heavy topic it is written in a way that doesn't make it heavy to read. You just want to keep reading to know what is going to happen to them. It is told in a lighthearted way, with still the same impact. It shoes the struggle immigrants have to go to. I did shed some tears.

Firuzeh grows so much as a character in just these few pages. At first she is this little girl who does not understand her parents and their choices. But in the end she is so much more mature.

Overall, a lovely read, and would definitely recommend this story.