1993, Ryan is trying to overcome the loss of his mother: his father just remarried and with the marriage the boy has gained a step brother he does not like, Nathan. Ryan’s way to process the loss is by recording messages to his mother on a tape.
Years later also Ameliah is processing the loss of both her parents: she lives with her grandmother and begins to look at what remains of her parents, the music they loved, her mother’s guitar and some recorded tapes.
Obviously Ryan and Ameliah are linked together – not to hard to discover why – and the novel follows them both while they begin to move on overcoming their grief.
It’s a nice novel, but no more than that: the plot development and the links between past and present are quite obvious, nevertheless it’s a good novel for young readers.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.
* Tape by Steven Camden ★★★☆☆
*I read this book in English