Book Review #138: Saving Phoebe Murrow

Author: Herta Feely

Genre: General Fiction

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Upper Hand Press

Date of publication: 2 September 2016

No. of pages: 426


Have you ever tried to be or imagined how to be a perfect mother while balancing your career? Well, suburban mother and a D.C. Lawyer Isabel Murrow can tell you how the journey has been so far. She loves her family and would do anything to protect it, especially her 13 year old teenage daughter Phoebe. What she fails too see is the precarious balance her daughter  is at. 


I started on this book mainly because of the description which gives a picture of how the plot has been built with the current century and the current generation in mind. I am happy to report that when it comes to the delivery of the plot, I was not disappointed at all. It beautiful and delicately speaks about cyber-bullying and teenage angst through the delicacy of a mother-daughter relationship. Definitely makes me feel much more appreciative about my Mom and all that she has ever done for me. 

Initially the narrative style disoriented me for a minute, but I definitely grew accustomed with it as I delved further in the bool. The characters are beautiful and you actually have an empathetic relationship with all them, doesn’t matter if it’s love, hate, disdain or admiration in nature. 

The book title is pretty straightforward and coupled with the description it doesn’t try to deceive into presuming anything otherwise. What I adored would be the delicate and yet strong cover image and the message it implied. 

My opinion: With the current century and the current technology-dependent generation, this is a perfect book for teenagers  as well as the adults who are suffering the teenage angst. Loved the book and I am definitely recommending it to one and all. 

My rating: 4.5 out of 5


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