How To Be Brave - Louise Beech

I'm only an hour in to an eleven-hour book but I'm not sure this one is going to be for me. The story seems sound - nine-year-old-girl dramatically passing out and being diagnosed as having Type 1 diabetes, a mother having to cope with the consequences alone and the perhaps ghostly intervention from a dead but still inspirational great grandfather.

 

This book is semi-autobiographical and I can feel the authenticity of the experience but  the pace is a little slow, the language is a little over-written while still managing to sound flat and the sentiment verges on Hallmark

 

I'll give myself another hour before I decide to listen or leave.