Review of Carry You by Beth Thomas

Published: 24th April 2014
Publishers: Avon
Pages: 400


Daisy has lost her mum to breast cancer. She’s at rock bottom and doesn’t think she’ll ever get back up again. Her best friend Abi has other ideas – she tells it like it is and she’s determined to make Daisy remember the person she used to be.

What Daisy doesn’t know is that, thanks to Abi, her life is about to take an unexpected turn, when she signs them up to do a charity walk. Added to which, someone is about to burst into Daisy’s world in a riot of colour reminding her that life can be full of surprises.


Thank you kindly to Avon Books for sending me a review copy.

Daisy isn’t having the best of times. She’s in mourning over her mum and all she wants to do is curl up under her duvet and watch films. To be honest, I didn’t blame her because I would have done the exact same thing. But Abi, her best friend, doesn’t let Daisy get away with it and soon enough, they’re training for the Moonlight Walk.

Beth’s writing style is coated head to toe in Daisy’s personality. At times, I generally thought I was sat in the same room with Daisy, listening to her life journey unfold. I’m struggling to put all my feelings for this book into the review, but all I can say is that it’s one you have to read. It’s beautifully written, emotional and very, very, very realistic.

Towards the end, I was a blubbering mess. So fair warning to all out there. The subject of Breast Cancer is close to home and Beth did a fantastic job of building the awareness up, even if that wasn’t her goal.

Twitter: @BethThomas68