The M Word

The M Word

Moya. The M Word. Whisper it. Conceal it. But please, never mention it...

Maggie Yates talks to her best friend Moya every day.

She tells her about Maggie's mum losing her job. She tells her that Mum's taken to not opening the curtains and crying in secret. And she tells her about how she plans to cheer Mum up - find her a fella with a bit of cash to splash.

Moya is with her every step of the way. You're surfing a rainbow if you think someone like that exists round here, she smiles. But I'll help.

But at the back of her mind Maggie knows that Mum's crying is more than sadness. That there are no easy fixes. And that Moya's not really there. Because though she talks to her every day, Moya died months ago ...

An unforgettable novel about grief and healing from Costa and Irish Book Award winner Brian Conaghan.

Title:The M Word
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781526608154
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    The M Word Reviews

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

    Maggie has never had much, she isn't wealthy, her single mother yells at her at every opportunity and she's never snogged anyone. The one thing she's always had is Moya Burns, her best friend. While M...

  • Books by Kimi

    2.75 This was not my cup of tea. It took me a while to get into the writing style because it's filled with slang and accent.. I totally get authors who try to make a story authentic by bringing in loc...

  • Aria

    Review can also be found at Snow White Hates Apples.Thank you so much Pansing for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review! The M Word by Brian Conaghan is available at all good book...

  • SanyuM

    Interesting...

  • Jenny (Bookbookowl)

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury Australia for providing me with a copy of The M Word, in exchange for an honest review.Maggie is trying to cope after losing her best friend Moya. Her Mum is going thro...

  • Margot Lissens

    *1.5 stars*...

  • legenbooksdary

    This is an unforgettable story about grief, mental illness and taking all that into account to move on towards the future. To looking forward to what life has to offer for Maggie's next chapter of her...

  • sabrina (thereaderdevotee)

    The M Word tackles so many taboo topics like anxiety, stress disorder, clinical depression and also suicide. I truly appreciate that trigger warnings are stated at the cover of the book, saying it con...

  • Lieselot Mauroo

    Mixed feelings about this one. I don't dislike this book, but don't quite like it either.First, it gets pretty crude at times, which I normally have no problems with, but in this book it felt a bit fo...

  • Barbara Band

    This is not a comfortable read. Maggie Yates talks to her best friend every day, telling her about her new course at the art college, about her mum's depression, about the band she's just joined and t...