Anger was something to believe in when the world let her down…
Furious Thing roars with justifiable anger at an unfair world, as one girl fights to claim back the spaces that belong to her and battles to be heard…
Lexi's angry. And it's getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her step-father would accept her, her mum would love her like she used to and her step-brother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her.
She wants these things so badly she determines to swallow her anger and make her family proud.
But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt. There'll be fireworks when it does.
~ I was gifted a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Jenny Downham is one of my favourite authors and I was very excited to see receive an early copy of her new book, Furious Things and, just had to start it straight away! I didn't put it down once until I finished it and just adored every second of it! This book is fantastic! Another brilliant story from Jenny.
This is a book that makes you want to let out your furious side. To not let it keep you grounded. To shout from the rooftops when life isn't fair. I just adored this book.
Lexi is furious. She gets angry, she throws things and she says things she doesn't mean to people she loves. She tries her best to keep it inside of her but sometimes something sets her off and she can't help it.
Lexi has only grew up with her mother and grandfather. Her mother is about get remarried to a guy she has been seeing for years and has a son from a different marriage who, Lexi looks up too. Lexi is happy for her mum, she wants her to be happy and always feels bad when her temper gets the best of her as she doesn't want to ruin her mum's happy ending but, some times you need to get angry to save the ones you love. She wants to be accepted by her step-father and loved by her step-brother but, some times things don't go the way you want too.
Lexi is angry at the world and all she wants to go is to let loose on her emotions and let the anger out. But, in a world that tries to silent your frustration don't be afraid to let it out.
Jenny has written such a fantastic book! I really enjoyed Lexi. She is a complex character who is trying to deal with a big change in her life, a new family, school exams and of course, dealing with her crush. Jenny is showing that we all get frustrated and we shouldn't have to bottle it up. Lexi just wants the best for her mum and her family but, some times you need to let the anger out to show someones true colours. Never bite your tongue and stand up for what you believe in.
Lexi doesn't want to be furious anymore but keeping the anger down won't make it disappear.
Jenny has written something brilliant here and this is the book for the people who are angry at the world and feel they can't speak up and let their anger and emotions out.
I adored this book so much and you are all in for a treat when it's out in October!