Published June 5th 2014
Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world’s most perfect apple tarts, is missing, presumed dead. No-one seems too surprised, except for Meg, his best friend, and his little brother Stevie. Surrounded by grief and confusion, Meg and Stevie are determined to find out what happened to Oscar, and together they learn about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope.
This a super quick read that I really enjoyed. I thought it was kind of confusing at first but I really loved the writing style. Even though The Apple Tart of Hope is only 172 pages, I thought it was actually the perfect length. I really liked how all the loose ends were tied up at the end.
I didn’t really become emotionally invested in the characters but I did really like them. I thought Oscar and Meg were really cool and even relatable on some levels. My favorite part about this book how the plot really focuses on friendship and platonic love. There’s so many YA books also force romance into the plot when it’s not necessary. So I really appreciated how this book focused on friendship.