Review: The Possibility Of Fireflies by Dominique Paul
THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES is a fresh, honest coming-of-age story starring Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl whose mother is taking “a vacation from parenting,” leaving Ellie to rely on herself and her somewhat less than reliable older sister, Gwen.
That summer, as cliché as it sounds, Ellie really does find herself. She is forced to, really; with no one else to lean on, she has to. She also falls in “love” with Leo, her older neighbor and a musician. Ellie learns that only she has the power to change her world, to get away from her abusive mother.
This is a very good book, well written and full of wonderful characters. Dominique Paul is a talented author, as is obvious from reading THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES. This is an impressive debut novel from a brilliant new voice in teen literature. Watch out for more from Dominique Paul!