Feather Tucker has two wishes:
1)To get her mum healthy again
2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships
When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to save her mum’s life. But when her Mum refuses to co-operate Feather realises that the problems run deeper than just her mum’s unhealthy appetite.
Over time, Feather’s mission to help her Mum becomes an investigation. With the help of friends old and new, and the hindrance of runaway pet goat Houdini, Feather’s starting to uncover when her mum’s life began to spiral out of control and why. But can Feather fix it in time for her mum to watch her swim to victory? And can she save her family for good?
This book is such a beautifully sweet book. The characters are lovable and I loved the coverage of real issues at both ends of the weight spectrum. I felt that the issues were dealt with perfectly and compassionately.
Feather herself is really inspirational. Her hope, will power and perseverance is just amazing and she is an amazing fictional role model. Through out the book I cheered her on, along her journey to help her mum and do well in her swimming competitions. My favourite character other than Feather is her eccentric neighbour Mrs Zas. Her help and story was lovely.
I was so happy with how the book ended and it was fantastic to read the reveal of many twists at the end.
Overall this is such a lovely book and a definite recommended read for anyone wanting something heart warming,