How It Feels To Float – Helena Fox | A Book Review

How It Feels To Float - Helena Fox

Title: How It Feels To Float

Author: Helena Fox

Genre: Contemporary (Young Adult)

About the book: It’s a debut standalone that follows Biz who lost her dad when she was six years old. The story deals with loss, grief, and mental illness.

I received an advanced review copy from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I was drawn to the book because of the title and cover. I haven’t read many contemporary novels set outside of North America, so I enjoyed that it’s set in Australia.

Characters: Biz is an interesting character, and I enjoyed seeing her development. She has flaws, yet I found myself relating to her. The story mainly revolves around Biz, but the secondary characters are great too. I wouldn’t have minded learning more about their pasts or problems.


“You can’t escape your history.”

Writing: The chapters are short. It’s well-written, lyrical even. Fox addresses issues like depression as well as losing a loved one, and she handled them well.

Final thoughts: I had no idea how the plot would play out, but I liked the ending. A lot happens, and everything makes more sense when I finally learned what happened.

I recommend How It Feels To Float to individuals who want to read a beautifully written novel about some difficult matters in life.

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