Sunday, 21 February 2016

Look At Me – by Sarah Duguid

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Lizzy lives with her father, Julian, and her brother, Ig, in North London. Two years ago her mother died, leaving a family bereft by her absence and a house still filled with her things: for Margaret was lively, beautiful, fun, loving; she kept the family together. So Lizzy thinks. Then, one day, Lizzy finds a letter from a stranger to her father, and discovers he has another child. Lizzy invites her into their world in an act of outraged defiance. Almost immediately, she realises her mistake.

Look at Me is a deft exploration of family, grief, and the delicate balance between moving forward and not quite being able to leave someone behind. It is an acute portrayal of how familial upheaval can cause misunderstanding and madness, damaging those you love most.

My Opinion:

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

The blurb and the beginning of this book just suck you in immediately, I was hooked and wanted to find out more.

Two years after her mother’s death, Lizzy, her dad Julian and her brother Ig are still struggling with the situation. Their lives are practically standing still.

Just then Lizzy finds a letter from her half sister Eunice. They let Eunice into their lives, which changes a lot. The are revisiting their past. And Eunice?! Well, she doesn’t seem trust-worthy and is very needy. She opens unknown wounds and the meeting Eunice dissolves into a disaster.

All the characters were not very likable, which made it difficult for me to follow the story. Yes, in a way it added to the mystery, but I couldn’t really dive into it. I was hooked at times, but them other times I felt far away from it all.

This story is mysterious, sinister, secretive and very psychological. I usually like this, but something was missing for me. It is about family and relationships and touches a deep meaning of it all.

One thing I really liked about this book were the themes and terms. It was all divided into acts. This gave the story a unique and special touch.


My possible cast:

Lizzy: Laura Marano

Eunice: Vanessa Marano

Sarah on Twitter: @sduguid26


  1. I think I might have to give this a read, sounds like my kind of book! x

  2. This book sounds really amazing.
    If it's four stars worth, sounds great.
    Btw, you chose really beautiful girls for your cast. :)

    1. Special and great!
      haha, thanks! Love casting the characters! x