by Ben Beaton
black dog books. Australian, Young Adult. Paperback rrp $16.99
Mama’s Song is a beautiful story. Simple in style, it has a complex effect on the reader. I could not put this book down. I finished it with tears in my eyes (and all over the page) and my heart pounding.
Beaton has expertly and poignantly captured the drama of the difficult situations some teenage girls face. James Roy’s comment on the back cover says it so succinctly … “Anyone reading this book will watch a child become an adult, right before their eyes.”