Friday, 13 June 2014

Carry You - by Beth Thomas

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

For anyone who has loved, lost or found it hard to let go, CARRY YOU will make you laugh, cry and celebrate your best friends. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Jo Jo Moyes.

Daisy has lost her mum to breast cancer. She’s at rock bottom and doesn’t think she’ll ever get back up again. Her best friend Abi has other ideas – she tells it like it is and she’s determined to make Daisy remember the person she used to be.

What Daisy doesn’t know is that, thanks to Abi, her life is about to take an unexpected turn, when she signs them up to do a charity walk. Added to which, someone is about to burst into Daisy’s world in a riot of colour reminding her that life can be full of surprises.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

To be honest, it took me a while to get into the story, but I can’t really say why, maybe because there wasn’t too much going on in the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, this is sometimes a good thing as well, especially here when it comes to a topic like cancer.

Daisy lost her mum to breast cancer and just hangs around the flat and watches TV. That’s not everything, her sister thinks that it’s all Daisy’s fault that their mum died and there are complications with the will as well.
Daisy has an awesome friend in Abby. In every possible way she tries to cheer Daisy up and then she signs them up for a charity walk, so Daisy starts training and not alone I might add. Here the men come into the picture. First we get introduced to Danny and then Felix. It wasn’t clear for a long time. With whom of the two there would be a romance. I have to say I liked Felix instantly and the two of them were having so much fun. Finally Daisy began to realise what there is in life and that it’s worth going for it. Felix made her see the colours and happiness again.

What Daisy doesn’t know is that Felix suffered something similar in the past and that he really understands what she’s going through. These two were adorable together.

The background story of this book is sad, but the book is also full of laughter and hope. It shows that grieve takes time, but everybody has to find their own way to deal with a situation like that. Daisy went through an emotional journey in this book, learning to deal with her situation, standing up for herself and growing as a person.

The friendship described in this book is amazing. Abby also had her own storyline, which was a lovely change.

Every chapter started with a Facebook status and the comment for it. That was great and a nice introduction. Unfortunately, sometimes I felt that it kind of stopped the storyline, because the story picked off just where it ended in the last chapter, so it was a bit confusing.

This story is emotional, gripping and touching! I think it can really help people in a similar position. It’s great that Beth found a way to write about this topic in a positive way! I can’t wait for her second book.


My possible cast:

Daisy: Kirsten Dunst

Abby: Zooey Deschanel   


Felix: Channing Tatum

Beth on Twitter: @BethThomas68
Beth will be my guest on use 26th again, talking about tips to become a better writer.


  1. I've recently purchased this book in an amazon sale and I think that was a very good choice. I can't wait to read it now. I love your reviews and the great photos you take!