Little acts of love fuel this touching and passionate retelling. We all know Eponine’s story isn’t a happy ending, and even with that knowledge I had hope and still felt heartbroken when I finished the book. Her struggle and determination to be a better person is admirable, and I wanted nothing more than for a little goodness to come her way.
Susan Fletcher renews Eponine’s story, showing the Les Mis characters in a new light, yet staying true to the original. The book is atmospheric and charming and it was a real treat to follow Eponine, Cosette, and Marius’s journey this way. Eponine’s story is a great idea for a novel, and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
As a young child Eponine never knew kindness, except once from her family’s kitchen slave, Cosette. When at sixteen the girls’ paths cross again and their circumstances are reversed, Eponine must decide what that friendship is worth, even though they’ve both fallen for the same boy. In the end, Eponine will sacrifice everything to keep true love alive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Fletcher was born in Birmingham and now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon. Her first novel for adults, Eve Green, won the 2005 Whitbread First Novel award. She has since written three other adult novels – Oystercatchers, Witch Light and The Silver Dark Sea. A LITTLE IN LOVE is her first book for young adults.