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{Read Book} Ò Toffee Æ The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi award winning and Laureate, Sarah Crossan I am not who I say I am, and Marla isn t who she thinks she isI am a girl trying to forget She is a woman trying to remember Allison has run away from home, and with nowhere to live, finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house But the house isn t empty An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past called ToffeeAllison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be And so, Toffee is who she becomes After all, it means she has a place to stay There are worse places she could beBut as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself where is home What is a family And most importantly, who am I, really I picked this up on a whim when I was at my local Dymocks bookstore, after seeing it float around on bookstagram and being intrigued by the Sypnosis Aside from that, though, I didn t know what to expect What I didn t imagine was how moved I would be by this book It was so addictive, I couldn t put it down I found the unique way that Sarah Crossan composed this book was so eloquent and raw, I just found myself being so affected The writing was just so lyrical and powerful, I couldn t not feel I picked this up on a whim when I was at my local Dymocks bookstore, after seeing it float around on bookstagram and being intrigued by the Sypnosis Aside from that, though, I didn t know what to expect What I didn t imagine was how moved I would be by this book It was so addictive, I couldn t put it down I found the unique way that Sarah Crossan composed this book was so eloquent and raw, I just found myself being so affected The writing was just so lyrical and powerful, I couldn t not feel lots Allison, the main character, is trying so hard to forget her devastating past and start anew, but she s struggling so much The story jumps back and forth to the present and twines into the past, where Allie and the reader are made to relive the sheer pain and abuse that darling Allison went through, bearing the sheer blunt of her Father s trauma I found it so harrowing, reading what young Allie went through and it just was so hard to read, it really tugged at my heartstrings In turn, I also found Toffee s core friendship that between Allie, who slowly finds herself taking on the alias of the titular name, a dear friend of the aged Marla, who mistakes Allie for her friend, Toffee As Allie reveals, she doesn t have anywhere to go and she slips into the role, the identity of Toffee It was so emotional The friendship that bloomed between the two of them, the young girl with nowhere to go or any family she had to get away from her Dad, as his girlfriend did, Kelly Anne, who Allie cherished and vice versa , and the aging Marla, who finds herself struggling to remember little details of her life, often even forgetting who Allie is, even after mistaking her for her old friend The bond that unfolds between them is so gorgeous and I m so so happy I decided to pick up this book, I definitely will be seeking out Sarah Crossan s other books asap I liked the idea of beingsweet and hard,a girl with a name for peopleto chew on.A girl who could break teethToffee is a great one It s my second Sarah Crossan novel and even though it was slightly less perfect than Moonrise, I loved it a littleFirst of all, I love the feeling of flying through a book and because this is written in verse, you can read it in no time It feels simplistic and meaningful at once Often you don t need many words to express a feeling The emotions will hit yI liked the idea of beingsweet and hard,a girl with a name for peopleto chew on.A girl who could break teethToffee is a great one It s my second Sarah Crossan novel and even though it was slightly less perfect than Moonrise, I loved it a littleFirst of all, I love the feeling of flying through a book and because this is written in verse, you can read it in no time It feels simplistic and meaningful at once Often you don t need many words to express a feeling The emotions will hit you just as hard So even though I felt that some of the plot was unrealistic or straight up did not make sense, I felt for these characters It was a reflective, quiet, sad and occasionally funny book I loved it The ending was somewhat confusing though It felt rushed and not exactly logical.No matter how many books I read about domestic abuse, I am always surprised by how poisonous and toxic it is It is never just about being physically harmed It s about being made to believe that one deserves it, that it was one s own fault, that it only happened out of love That s why I find books like Toffee or What Momma Left Me or Deposing Nathan so important They find a way to show you that abuse is a disease and that it is never the victim s fault.Findof my books on Instagram I ve read a few Crossan novels, but I Think this is my favourite Becausee m o t i o n s alright It s about hurt people and how abuse makes you feel so small, and I have such a soft spot in my heart for found family I just ached for Allison the whole time and her arc It was like the whole book she was rigid with anxiety and then she got to thaw, she got to take a breath, and I am just like It s written in verse Which means it s quite a quick read And oftentimes I struggle with verse bo I ve read a few Crossan novels, but I Think this is my favourite Becausee m o t i o n s alright It s about hurt people and how abuse makes you feel so small, and I have such a soft spot in my heart for found family I just ached for Allison the whole time and her arc It was like the whole book she was rigid with anxiety and then she got to thaw, she got to take a breath, and I am just like It s written in verse Which means it s quite a quick read And oftentimes I struggle with verse books because there s less detail, but I truly felt this one captured and caught a world in just a few words Not a lot actually happens plot wise, but it scharacter focused And the characters are all dimensional and complex, sometimes you hate them and sometimes they break your heart.Allison and Marla s relationship ahhhhh So Allison runs away from her abusive father and accidentally ends up in this house with an old lady who has dementia and thinks Allison is her childhood friend called Toffee Allison stops correcting her and sort of slots into this place, and basically ends up caring for Marla I think it a shed a lot of light on abusive households, how easy it is for kids to slip between the cracks and miss out on helps, often too because they don t know if something is wrong, or if they re just being annoyinglike they ve been abused and gaslighted into believing And b it also is about how old people, especially with frustrating and annoying diseases, like dementia, just got tossed into a corner and forgotten Like Marla is in her 80s maybe, and her son treats her horribly and even her home nurse who skips showing up some days doesn t really care about her She s neglected, sharp and bitter, and Allison is unwanted, soft and lonelyand they just become each other s only relief.My only puzzlement is the ending though I feel like there were some huge problems to address but it justskipped them But maybe the point is an open ending This book felt raw and heartfelt It was sensory and winning, the kind of story that will tug at your heart And I really just enjoyed this story about friendships between unlikely people with no romance at all and about how abuse and neglect will make you small, but you can find people who see you and make you visible trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers this was so sadddddd but also kinda hopeful but wow, this definitely tugged at my heartstrings trigger warnings loss of a parent in the past , domestic abuse and violence, dementia, homelessness, sexual harassment from a random creepy dude, drugs and alcohol, shitty friends, being attacked by a dog, mention of dog being put down, animal death wild bird and pet goldfish.Thank you to bloomsbury for the r trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers this was so sadddddd but also kinda hopeful but wow, this definitely tugged at my heartstrings trigger warnings loss of a parent in the past , domestic abuse and violence, dementia, homelessness, sexual harassment from a random creepy dude, drugs and alcohol, shitty friends, being attacked by a dog, mention of dog being put down, animal death wild bird and pet goldfish.Thank you to bloomsbury for the review copy