Book Review – Dear Banjo – Sasha Wasley

DB 1000 wideOh my god, this book! I fell hard for this one!

I read well into the early hours of the morning and as soon as I woke up, ignored all the work I had to do and powered through to the end.

Let’s start with the setting. The landscapes were completely mesmerising. I hate the heat and yet I found myself yearning to be amongst the red dust and Kimberley canyons. I’ve never set foot on a farm but this book made me feel like I’d lived there my whole life.

This entire story revolves around the concept of humane and sustainable farming and that’s a subject that should be talked about more often. It’s sad that most people have no idea how our food reaches our plate and this book shows us the first steps into a better future in a way that’s interesting and never forceful.

The characters, oh the characters! Banjo’s drive and dedication was inspiring throughout the whole story. When it comes to love she’s flawed but that only made her feel more real to me and her awareness of those faults made it impossible to hold it against her.

And Tom is the ultimate nice guy, who always does the right thing and never loses his cool and yet rather than that making him dull he’s even more lovable.

I’d give this book more than 5 stars if that was an option!

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