Lily Alone Book Trailer Review

The premise summed up into a single scene…

Lily Alone Book Trailer

This moment is a perfect example of what a book trailer should strive for. Lily’s mother slams her door as she walks out on her four children and as soon as she’s out of sight, Lily’s three younger siblings literally look to her to take care of them. It’s a powerful and perfectly orchestrated moment, even from the camera angle which puts you at the height of the children to allow the viewer to experience that moment from their perspective.

Lily Alone Book Trailer

While the book trailer shows funny and odd moments like eating junk food, yelling on the toilet in a fairy costume, and swiping french fries off picnic tables… it also shows the emotional weight of the circumstance that has been thrust upon Lily. This scene where she has put on her mother’s makeup and cries is a powerful visual that orchestrates the novel’s premise perfectly yet again: Lily is forced to assume the responsibilities of her mother’s life, yet she is still only a child herself.

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Lily Alone Synopsis

Lily isn’t home ALONE – but she sort of wishes she was. Looking after six-year-old twins Bliss and Baxter and three-year-old Pixie is a lot of responsibility.

When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep calm and show she can cope without any grown-ups. But being in charge soon feels overwhelming, and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they’re there . . .

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