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Things We Have in Common
Things We Have in Common | Tasha Kavanagh
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2015* 'Unsettling, deeply moving and very, very readable. I loved it' NATHAN FILER, The Shock of the Fall 'A striking and highly enjoyable debut' SOPHIE HANNAH Yasmin would give anything to have a friend . . . And do anything to keep one. The first time I saw you, you were standing at the far end of the playing field. You were looking down at your brown straggly dog, but then you looked up, your mouth going slack as your eyes clocked her. Alice Taylor. I was no different. I used to catch myself gazing at the back of her head in class, at her silky fair hair swaying between her shoulder blades. If you'd glanced just once across the field you'd have seen me standing in the middle on my own, looking straight at you, and you'd have gone back through the trees to the path quick, tugging your dog after you. You'd have known you'd given yourself away, even if only to me. But you didn't. You only had eyes for Alice.
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jenrok
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My reaction to this book was: WTF did I just read?! It's worth the time. The writing style was something I had to get past initially. But that is because it was written from the point of view of a teenager, so the style reflects the voice of the main character. None of the characters are particularly likeable... But that doesn't make it a bad read.

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mandapants
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Couldn't put it down. Quick read cause you just can't stop. Read it in two days. You're kind of cringing but feel like you can't look away the whole time. Right from the beginning.

rather_be_reading love those unexpected quick reads! 1y
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elliemcc11
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This was definitely YA. Yasmin is a teen who's just a little obsessed with Alice. Yasmin lost her father recently, and now she has issues with food and is bullied. Alice is your typical English Rose and popular. Yasmin sees a man watching Alice when they are at school. When Alice goes missing Yasmin sets out to befriend this man & becomes obsessed with him.

I didn't find the ending very satisfactory. Lots of unanswered questions.

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elliemcc11
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Not the best pic but it's late, it's a school night (read work night) and it's bedtime. Just sharing my new gadget and case purchase. #Kindlepaperwhite and the backlight are necessary for the future camping trip!

Things we have in common - bit of an odd story about teen obsession. This reads as a YA which is a genre I don't read a lot, but this is readable. #netgalley #justgettingroundtoreadingit

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wallacereads
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Coffee, sun and a new book. #summersolstice

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Ej_books
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Mehso-so

You never know where you'll find a friend #books #booknerd

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Valink
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I'm 100 pages in and just don't care- about the characters or the plot. This sounded good, but I just can't get in to it.

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Valink
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My book club is reading Things We Have in Common this month. I know not a single thing about this book. Hope it's good!

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Kleonard
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Just starting! Hope it is good. #blameMrBook

MrBook I hope I don't let you down 🤞🏻🤞🏻! 2y
Kleonard I enjoyed it! Different than I expected it to be. 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! This is a coming-of-age thriller. Yasmin is a 15-year-old overweight outsider whose father died & mother remarried. She only has 2 comforts, food & Alice. She's obsessed with Alice. And then she notices a guy who keeps watching Alice too, all the time. She figures he wants to abduct Alice, in which case she'll be Alice's hero by providing the lead that finds her. Then Alice really does go missing. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Jennick2004 Yes please!!! 💜 3y
blondie This sounds so good! 3y
PacingTheCage I thought it was just okay. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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PacingTheCage
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Pug in a blanket, and in a book

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youngreadrshelf
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Yasmin thinks a man is watching Alice and is going to kidnap her. She plans on being the one to rescue Alice. She begins to investigate the man and finds some connections with him. So when Alice does go missing, Yasmin has to make some choices. Definitely YA. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterT @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Review copy: A dark YA novel from the UK with an obsessive loner protagonist that I still empathized with! Nicely done. I had to read to the ending, which I won't spoil but warrants some discussions if you've reached it! #costa

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youngreadrshelf
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Yasmin, a pariah, is obsessed with classmate Alice and with food. She watches Alice – imagining scenarios where they are BFFs or more. With food, she is constantly eating things not on her diet. Now Yasmin thinks a man plans to kidnap Alice. She will be the hero. She begins to investigate the man and connects with him. When Alice goes missing, Yasmin has to make some choices.
Definitely YA. For high school.
This was part of a Goodreads giveaway.

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youngreadrshelf
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So I know something bad is going to happen. (I try now to read blurbs or reviews right before I pick the book off my #TBR shelf. Yes, I picked them because I either like the author or I've heard good things about the book) Anyway, avoiding the bad. 😣

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youngreadrshelf
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Here you go, @Liberty This is my contribution to #Andawaytheygo.

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youngreadrshelf
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Started this one. It was a #Goodreads giveaway. So far it's definitely YA.

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Kelly
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Read a killer review of this and since I had a crap day, my book and I are cuddling in bed early tonight.

mdemanatee Sorry about your day 🙁. But glad you have a good book to curl up with to help. 3y
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NeeSwee
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I've been racing through this book like a hot knife through butter (but have to keep putting it down due to ferrying kids about for early dismissals and delayed openings! 😫). I can't wait to see how this resolves itself. If this is an indicator of YA fiction this year, I'm all in for 2017.

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AngelErin
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🌟I just finished #reading #thingswehaveincommon by #tashakavanagh and I really loved it! I'm so glad I won this in the #goodreads giveaways! Full review to come soon on my blog.🌟

nicki Great pic! 👏 3y
AngelErin @nicki Thank you! 😃❤️ 3y
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yasmien88
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Really enjoyed this one, even though the ending didn't feel quite right...

MrBook Cute! Welcome to @Litsy! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
yasmien88 Thank you @MrBook ! It definitely looks a great place for us booklovers ;-) 3y
MrBook ☺️👌🏻 3y
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