A 5 Star Coming Of Age YA Novel Reviewed By BookViral

"Denial and hope often grow from the same vine..."

New coming of age novel

Recommend  for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below..…. 

  • Publisher: ‎ Unveiled Publishing (5 April 2021)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 459 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0578860872
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0578860879
  • Genre: Coming Of Age Novels

 

The BookViral Review:

Joltingly powerful, instantly compelling and often heart-breaking, Miller hasn’t picked an easy subject on which to write but her willingness to steer away from a prescriptive approach means she reaches her readers on a hauntingly emotional level. Providing richness of detail and metaphor, an elegantly blueprinted theme and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone as she demonstrates an enviable ability to project the mental anguish of her characters, making them feel overwhelmingly real.

Coming of age fiction is a genre (especially when written for YA readers) in which intelligence is woefully undervalued, but it is this quality — even more than Miller’s narrative finesse — that distinguishes “Touch” from its peers. The result is a read that is not only challenging, accessible and hard to stop thinking about but is insightful and encourages much in the way of reflection whilst leaving us with a degree of empathy and understanding we might not have otherwise embraced.

Of particular note is the three-dimensionality of Miller’s characters who pull us in like a magnetic force field. Megan’s family weep, bleed and endure and Miller’s dialogue is cuttingly precise in its observations. Yet “Touch” is not an unrelieved cry of pain. There is humour in it, and tender insight too. But what is devastating in “Touch” is how Miller puts the sureness of justice into doubt as she allows the full horror of Shawn’s life to be revealed. Reminding us that denial and hope often grow from the same vine whilst young lives are ultimately built around the way they’re nurtured.

An unforgettable and powerfully poignant five star read Touch is unreservedly recommended.

Recommended Book Reviews
In The BookViral Spotlight

Contemporary Christian Fiction

The theme of adultery has been used in a wide range of literature through the ages and has served as a theme for many notable novels. In Dropping Perez it brings intense emotions to the foreground and it automatically creates a sense of conflict between the characters concerned.

Read More »

Author Publishing Tips & Recommended Book Reviews

Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

The Secret Of Viral Book Sales

Why do some books go viral while the vast majority fall flat? You might think it’s about advertising. You might think it’s about having a great book. But are you right?

Read More »

Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.