I loved Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s debut novel Back to Blackbrick and I have been really looking forward to reading her second book The Apple Tart of Hope.
Oscar and Meg have been best friends since Oscar moved into the house next door. Oscar is a popular boy at school and known for the amazing apple tarts that he makes. Naturally, Meg is devastated when he goes missing, presumed dead and she immediately flies back from New Zealand where she has recently moved with her family. Once home, Meg is shocked to find out that everyone apart from Oscar’s younger brother Stevie believes that Oscar is dead. Together, Meg and Stevie are determined to find out the truth and find Oscar.
Written from the dual perspectives of Oscar and Meg, the reader gets to know both of these characters and we have the advantage of seeing what is really going with both Oscar and Meg.
This is a fantastic and beautifully written book about friendship, loyalty and, above all, hope. I was so absorbed in the moving storyline that I read it in one sitting, the description of the apple tarts also left my mouth watering.
I would rate it as a five star read.
I also absolutely loved the cover!
Thank you to Orion for sending us a copy to review.