However Elliot is so funny and easy to talk to, Lisa feels right at home with him and his mother Wendy. They tell the story of the grown up Lisa, her husband Mike and children Ben and Cloe. Perspective Changing, Eye Opening, and Thought Provoking. When Lisa’s childhood best friend, Elliot, returns to their home town for a visit after twenty years she has no idea about the impact he will have on her and her family’s life. That was the last thing he remembered. Stuart is a USA Today and Kindle Top 100 bestseller. S.D Robertson really provides a grasping story with this novel. It has an excellent balance of where the characters have come from and how they have grown to be the people they are now. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Robertson that I have read although I have been aware of his previous two novels. Lisa knows from the start that Elliot has got it rough at school, not fitting in and too insecure to stand up for himself. has been added to your Cart, Outing the Bible: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Christian Scriptures, I Love to Tell the Story: 100+ Stories of Justice, Inclusion, and Hope, We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation, Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today's Revolution, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, Happy Land - A Lover's Revenge: The nightclub fire that shocked a nation, Strange Tales Of Scotland: Pocket Book Edition, The Strangeness That Is Wales (Jack's Strange Tales Book 3). If I had known there was an "unnatural" element (Not wanting to give away a massive spoiler, so I'll leave it at that) to this I almost certainly wouldn't have requested this from #NetGalley. Unable to add item to Wish List. When teenager Lisa first arrives in the uneventful little town of Aldham she is absolutely gutted and mad at her parents for bringing their family to the other end of the country and forcing. He lives in a village near Manchester with his wife and daughter and now writes full-time - and it''s safe to say the career move paid off! ), but this book has so many flaws and holes, and details missing that it just doesn’t make sense! I have throughly enjoyed this book. Lisa and Elliot were friends as children but as adults, time and circumstance have caused them to live very separate lives. Then throw in a little magic, a little miracle, and it should make the book complete. An interesting and engaging book of our history, covering underserved areas. This is an author that will never disappoint, a story that will pull you in and entrance you till the very end. It was slow going but had me hanging on till the end and what an emotional ending! It was a big fat yawn. This book literally captures so many different things. Yes, we understand the friendship that Lisa and Elliot has is special, (aren’t they all? First of all I would like to thank Netgalley and Avon Books UK for the free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I happen to enjoy books of that type but worry for other readers that this might not be a structure that would be enjoyed, but with no insight to this occurring had been. All of the amazing reviews I read before purchasing this book, made me sure that I would enjoy it, but sadly that’s not the case. I like to pride myself on knowing a lot about GLBT history, having Henry Hay and Harvey Milk as heroes, and having an activist spirit at heart. Like a really really long 11 year old’s story for their English class with the theme ‘Something otherworldly’. I happen to enjoy books of that type but worry for other readers that this might not be a structure that would be enjoyed, but with no insight to this occurring had been surprising. How on Earth anyone gets through it when they’re not familiar with the plonked in references to 90s music and culture in Britain, is beyond me. You may unsubscribe at any time. In doing so I would have missed out on a great story. I totally loved ‘Stand By Me’ but more about that in a bit. This is the third book by S. D. Robertson that I have had the pleasure of reading. What a beautifully written, heartwarming and emotional story about the importance of friendship and family. I wish I could thank every individual featured in the book personally. † Conditions apply. ), but this book has so many flaws and holes, and details missing that it just doesn’t make sense! Короче, о тяжёлой женской доле. This books gives great hope, and the friendship between Elliot and Lisa was just lovely and heart warming. It has made me smile, brought back my own memories of growing up and made me cry. I particularly liked the parts that were set in the ninetees. Please see your welcome email for exclusions and details. When she unexpectantly stumbles upon Elliot, an overweight dorky looking boy, cought in a bad situation she can't forsee that it's the beginning of a lifelong friendship between them. Lisa and Elliot were friends as children but as adults, time and circumstance have caused them to live very separate lives. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Popular, bright and sporty, Lisa was Elliot''s biggest supporter when the school bullies made his life a misery, and for that, he will always be grateful.Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart and Lisa is struggling. I loved his previous two books, even if they did make me want to weep and this one was no exception. I do now and I heartily approve. Loved it xx. They say true friendship can last a lifetime, or so the saying goes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So the award for the first book in 2018 to make me cry goes to STAND BY ME by S.D. Their lives couldn't be further appart. Elliot returns after years of living in Australia, and acts as Lisa's hero when things are tough. Yes, we understand the friendship that Lisa and Elliot has is special, (aren’t they all? It felt at times like I was having an internal dialogue with myself and these people featured in the book. Excruciating, relentless, all-encompassing pain. Lisa being the much stronger character out of the two defends him and often comes to his rescue. When the door knocks the last person Lisa was expecting is her best friend Elliot.