What Lexie Did


What Lexie Did‘ is entirely out of character for our main character. Lexie’s life is routine, predictable and routed in the tradition of her Greek- Cypriot family. She is the ‘good girl’ with a ‘twin-like’ relationship with her cousin, Eleni, five days younger, whose life she is credited with saving.

Suddenly, Lexie’s certainties have shifted. There’s a new girl within the community who wants Eleni’s, but not Lexie’s, friendship. Their grandmother has broken tradition in a bequest, one that will shatter the family.

‘What Lexie Did‘ is a very readable story. We are part of Lexie’s thinking as she struggles to make sense of her family’s and community’s behaviour, and work out what she should do for the best. We have no answers for Lexie. There are no words from her grandmother’s God, while her endless notebook writings do little to aid Lexie either. Bookwagon recommends ‘What Lexie Did‘ highly. The writing is fresh, meaningful and direct, and the story very realistic and approachable. This is a really satisfying story.

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What Lexie Did

Emma Shevah

(Chicken House)

What Lexie Did’ is so out of character that Lexie frightens herself. Life in her tight Greek-Cypriot family is full of traditions and certainty. Truth is a certainty, but suddenly, Lexie finds herself questioning truth. She is questioning her relationship with her cousin, Eleni, her ‘twin’, too.


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