Hooked by page 5
When “Tiddas” arrived on my doorstep a few days ago I was already reading another book and I knew “Tiddas” was going to have to get my interest fast to keep me – well I’m happy to report that I was hooked by page 5!
This book reveals it’s characters over time and I’ve enjoyed how my feelings have changed towards each of the characters as I’ve gotten to know them more. I feel like this approach is very clever as it reflects how friendships are formed in real life and whilst the book is about a group of friends it also feels like a study on how friendships develop and change.
It’s not clear from the book cover or even the first few pages but this book is also a glimpse into modern Australia for aboriginal women. I’ve never read a book with Aboriginal characters before and I’ve been challenged and educated as to why that might be. The insights into Aboriginal life in this book have been well explained yet the book has also shown how issues that women an friends face aren’t limited by culture or nationally.
I’ve still got 1/3 of the book to go and I’m looking forward to seeing how relationships between the friends and their families get resolved.
Published 23rd September 2017