Noah’s Lament by Jim Ody @Jim_Ody_Author

Book Description:

Noah Thomas is seventeen and his world is flawless. He’s handsome, his grades are great and he’s in love with his best friend Rosie. All is perfect until his dad is caught having an affair with Rosie’s mum. 

Unable to cope, his mum runs back to America to a place called Escape; taking him with her. Now, broken hearted in a foreign country, he’s no longer the popular ace student and is struggling to fit in.

Tahli is a troubled soul. Dark and mysterious, she attaches herself to Noah. Instead of finding his feet, he thinks he’s losing his mind. Slowly, he begins to spiral out of control.

In the place that everybody escapes to, could Noah be the first to have a reason to get away?

My Thoughts:

Noah’s Lament is a novella that can easily be read and enjoyed by young adults and adults alike.

Noah is a typical seventeen year old who is doing well at school as well as in his love life. He’s the captain of the football club and things couldn’t be going any better. His relationship with Rosie, is sweet and transported me back to what it was like to be young and in love.

Sadly everything in his life is about to change when he moves to America with his mother. Having moved around a bit in my childhood due to my dad’s job, I could feel Noah’s pain at having to start a new school and being an outsider.

To start with the story feels like one of a typical teen, facing day to day issues that most of us have to deal with. Noah is a decent lad trying to keep his mum happy and just fit in. I loved the friendship he strikes up with his neighbour whose a couple of years younger, of which was very much like a brotherly relationship.

The other students at Noah’s school are your stereo typical ones with the alpha males and the popular girls. Neither very likable. Tahli intrigued me from the off as she is different to the other students, keeping herself to herself. She seems to be the only one who has Noah’s best interests at heart.

Noah’s Lament is a dark and all consuming read. It has a nice laid back pace yet I couldn’t put it down as I was so drawn by the authors writing and what was happening to Noah. The outcome was very unexpected and left me in a bit of a tizzy with my emotions as I loved how the author took me by surprise with just how deep a story this was yet it left me with an overwhelming sadness as to what was happening with Noah. Really loved this story and great for anyone who loves young adult novels with an aspect of psychological suspense.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Noah’s Lament is available to purchase from Amazon.

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