The family is forced to move (out of financial necessity) into a house that is far from town. Despite disasters and insurmountable odds, the house, which is nine open arms long, feels like coming home for more reasons that Oma Mei is prepared to let on.
As the family’s quirky way of living plays out, unanswered mysteries thread through their lives. As questions build, answers come from both the past and the present. I laughed out loud, sighed with shared regrets and then Nine Open Arms took my breath away.
If you loved The Book Thief, then Nine Open Arms is for you. With its easy read and conversational tone, Fing will keep you hooked.
Title: Nine Open Arms
Author: Benny Lindelauf
Translated by: John Nieuwenhuizen
Publisher: Allen &Unwin, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: February 2014
For ages: 12+ years
Type: Young Adult