Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding
Beautiful, heart-wrenching and tender, ‘Bright Burning Things,’ is an emotional roller-coaster of a read about the relationship between four year oldTommy, and his alcoholic mother, ‘Yaya,’ aka Sonya.
Sonya, previously an actress, is now a single mother, living with her son and their pet dog, Herbie…and her ‘mad imp’ – Sonya’s personification of the alcohol that controls her life.
Sonya’s alcoholism is spinning madly out of control; she can see it, her son can see it and those around her can see it.
Forced to make a choice between her beloved child, who she risks losing forever, and her alcoholic ‘imp’, Sonya finally faces up to her demons!
I was totally absorbed by this story which depicted Sonya so sensitively and poignantly. It will tug at your heartstrings.
I give this book 4 stars.