Ten Birthdays by Kerry Wilkinson
Published May 27, 2017
- Author Kerry Wilkinson
This is a really lovely piece of work, with a great structure that leads you through what turns out to be a fascinating friendship dynamic. Poppy’s mother wrote her ten letters for the next ten birthdays before she passed away, and we get to check in with Poppy each year to see what she is up to and how the letter affects her.
Initially, the story is gentle - growing up is hard and Poppy isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life. But gradually, real life gets in the way, relationships change, and stuff happens. I really enjoyed the way the characters changed and grew but ultimately kept a big part of what was special about them from the beginning.
Really good work, highly recommended.