The Colour of Shadows
The Colour of Shadows is the story of a seventeen year old girl who after discovering a big secret her dad kept from her moves out of home and ends up homeless and on the streets. I liked the sound of this book as it sounded like something different. The first few chapters made me feel like it wasn't going to be so great as I was getting a little bored of it but after fifty or so pages I was fascinated and didn't want to put the book down. I found the parts of the book focused on the homeless fascinating as although you think you know what happens on the streets at night there's so much more to it that I'd not even have considered. I found Saffron's reasons for leaving home a bit of a silly decision and it soon seemed to be spiralling out of control for reasons she didn't even seem certain why so it was good when we got to see Toms perspective on things and from a completely different lifestyle to hers. I liked the character of Tom and how he was always looking out for people but I did find his chapters a bit repetitive sometimes from what I'd just read of Saffron's. As for Saffron, I like how we got to see her change as a character and how her trust changed throughout the book and her views on the people she met. I found the end of the story could have been explained a bit more, after a whole book of Saffron's reactions to the secret I find it hard to believe she'd do as she did so easily and quickly after the meeting. Overall I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, it was definitely an eye opener and one everyone should read!