Paper Cut Outs
By Raz Rix
Published 20th September 2018
A powerful and authentic novel charting the inner life of a teenage girl as she picks up the pieces of her life after the death of her sister and divorce of her parents.
Teagan Foster’s life has been shaken to the core with two heart-breaking events within a single month – the death of her younger sister and the divorce of her parents.
All she wants to do is escape her reality and the thoughts of guilt and sorrow in her own head. But can she continue to deny everything else around her?
- A remarkable novel that takes the reader into the mind of a teenage girl, Teagan Foster, as she struggles with the tragedy (for which she blames herself) and begins to find her own voice.
- Honest and heartfelt. In Teagan, author Raz Rix has created a character that feels real – with depth, flaws and complex emotional responses that are at once universal and her own.
When I read the blurb for Paper Cut Outs I thought we would learn about how the heart-breaking events affected Teagan but it was skimmed over briefly.
I do think there could have been more told about Teagan’s sister and the aftermath of her death and about her parents were getting a divorce as I felt that I was missing something, how in two months could her mother be in quite a strong relationship with another man going from married to divorced and losing a child in between, being a mother myself if anything happened to my children the last thing I would be thinking about was finding a boyfriend.
It could have been more in-depth.
There wasn’t really a storyline as such, just a teenager who liked her twin brother’s best friend but her best friends kept copping off with them and experimenting with smoking pot to ease the rubbish in her life.
I think this book could have been a lot more than it was but a teen would probably really enjoy it.
About the Author:
Raz Rix has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She started writing when she was 13 years old and published her first book (Just Your Average Girl) at 18.
She was born and raised in South Africa.
Paper Cut Outs is available in paperback and ebook from all good online book sellers.
Disclaimer: I received this book for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.