We’ll Fly Away was absolutely devastating, but in the best way. I almost didn’t want to finish it because I knew from the beginning that the ending was going to be brutal, but at the same time I couldn’t put it down. It’s a wonderfully written book about friendship and family, and I would highly recommend it.
I loved the way the author made me care about the characters. Sometimes books told in a split timeline and format can be a struggle for me because they can start out quite impersonal, but with this book I had no problems with that.
I cared about both of the main characters, Luke and Toby, from the very beginning. Both of them are having trouble at home, but in very different ways. I could relate to both of them – Luke who had a neglectful mother and who had to take care of his siblings, and Toby who had an abusive father who preferred his drink to his son.
We’ll Fly Away is incredibly powerful and impactful, and I loved it a lot. I don’t think it’s one I would read again because it devastated me, but it’s definitely one I would recommend to everyone.