When you move house every other week, you sort of live two lives. At least that’s how I see it – as a kind of double life.
Olivia spends one week with her mother and the next with her father. In her mum’s apartment there are five kids, two adults and six animals – and never a dull moment. But over at the house that belongs to her dad and Louise, everything is quiet and nobody is ever in a rush – and that feels nice, too.
Olivia thinks her life is almost perfect. But then a new girl joins her class, and her dad tells her that she’s going to be a big sister. In a short space of time, Olivia goes from thinking that life is great to finding it utterly confusing.
The Different Lives of Olivia is a must-read for all adults thinking about divorce and children with step-families.
5 out of 6 stars
Linde points out a series of ethical dilemmas in the book: Obviously, the discussion is about what it means to be honest – to oneself and to others. Should we always tell it like it is?