Author: Charlotte Castle
Favorite Character: Sarah
I came across English author Charlotte Castle’s debut novel Simon’s Choice quite accidentally, but I’m certainly glad that I found it. This book reaches into the hearts of its readers and leaves behind the question-what would you do if faced with Simon’s situation?
The characters of Simon’s Choice are well-rounded and realistic. Though at some points their actions seemed absurd and totally uncalled for, when I reached the end everything made more sense and I understood why the book had been structured that way.
Sarah is an adorable little girl and it’s heartbreaking to know that there are families like Simon’s that have to live through situations like these. I didn’t know much about what would happen with cancer treatments and such, and Charlotte Castle guided the reader through what could have been several pages of confusing medical terms and chose not to focus on the exact treatments but on the characters and their emotions. This was something that I especially liked.
I’d definitely recommend this book. It was beautiful, tragic, and bittersweet. Simon’s Choice gets 4/5 stars.