Books read in May
This was a brilliantly compelling YA read. Funny, touching, thoughtful. I thoroughly enjoyed the London setting, unexpected plotting, and the warmth with which the characters are rendered.
#AdelesMayMashUp Day 4: #SomeoneLikeYou whose first date ends in tragedy and being hunted down - would most likely want a rewind of past events to go back to just listening to Earth Wind and Fire albums from your dead dad‘s collection. Looking forward to reading this #reviewcopy sent to me by my fave distributor.
Orangeboy is such a cool book! I read it as part of the 2017 book awards reading list, I have to admit that from looking at it it didn't look like my type of book, but it turned out to be really good.. The storyline is so intriguing and you're always wondering what's gonna happen next.. Loved it!
Stunning contemporary telling the story of Marlon, caught up in danger when a date ends tragically. He's an incredible main character and my heart went out to him and his mother, already heartbroken by an accident his brother was involved in several years previously. The way Marlon gets drawn into the world Andre had occupied is brilliantly paced - although it's a tough read as it's so clearly leading to bad things. A really outstanding debut!
I am about a third in. Am still unclear about the significance of the title. Marlon is a good boy who initially makes some dodgy decisions because of a girl, and who goes on to make increasingly more dangerous ones probably still because of a girl (I haven't got that far yet). #preview