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The Homesick Garden By Kate Cruise OBrien The Homesick Garden by Kate Cruise OBrien was a thoroughly enjoyable read It tells the story of the life of a teenage girl Antonia whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected pregnancy of her unmarried aunt Grace The novel explores many controversial issues including alcoholism and child abuse The story is told through the eyes of Antonia IsolationThe theme of isolation is vividly captured in this novel Antonia is fifteen years of age She lives with just her parents as she is an only child Antonia says she is surrounded by little pools of loneliness at home Although Antonia said she quite likes it really I think that being an only child must be very lonely for her This is especially true since she has no friends of her own age Having no friends doesnt seem to matter to Antonia except at lunch-time in school which must be the worst for her Antonia said that lunch-time was a friend time which is why she spent every lunch-time at the library on her own Antonia still enjoyed school She found it comforting to see people I hardly knew and didnt care about They were little people in Antonias mind her family were the big people in her life Everyone needs a friend and because Antonia lacks teenage friendships she turns to adults Antonia has only one true friend her aunt Aunt Grace is my best friend and mentor Antonias grandmother says she is too fond of Grace Antonia understands adults and in a way she has to She knows her parents very well especially her mother Antonias mother tells her everything this is what makes their relationship so strong Mum is quick-witted until she decides not to be and Mums silences are angry noisy clattering affairs These quotes show how well Antonia knows her mother proving that her mother is more than a parent to
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