Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – Our Review
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is a heartwarming story for young adults about the unbreakable bond of sisters.
Suki has always been the strong one, the protector of her little sister ever since their Mum was incarcerated and they’ve had to live with her boyfriend Clifton.
Della, is constantly woken up by her big sister Suki’s terrifying screams in the night, unable to work out why her sister is so troubled. All she can do is hold her sister close until the nightmares subside.
When Della, stands up to a bully that has been systematically terrorising the girls in her class she finds the inner strength and courage to face her own trauma that she buried deep.
Together, Della and Suki will unravel the burdens that have been placed on their short lives and learn that their resilience will be what holds them together through even the darkest days.
Based on the authors own life, ‘Fighting Words’ is an incredible story of breaking down the stigma of child sexual abuse, a powerful book that will have a profoundly moving impact on everyone it captures.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books