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Great YA read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2019

Loved this book. Fun story and quite a unique premise. Perfect for tweens and teens and overtired mums who can’t bare to read proper adult books anymore haha

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Disappointing ending after a reasonable story

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-09-2019

What a disappointing end. It all just got wrapped up too quickly at the end. It felt like such an anti climax!

Brilliant story of survival

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Reviewed: 21-07-2019

This story has such a unique perspective. She’s a lawyer and an activist and she took her abuser to court.

It’s painful to listen to but absolutely worth it.

The number of times she had to answer the question “do you really want to go through this” and “what are you hoping to get out of it” infuriated me. In no other crime but those committed largely against women and children would you be asked that. Do you REALLY want to see the man who stole your car convicted? The murderer? The thief? It’s absurd. These are the crimes that destroy lives and we keep asking women and girls whether it’s all really that bad.

Brilliant woman. I don’t know how you managed to get these words to the page so eloquently but thank you for being so generous with your story. It WAS worth sharing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Ok, but cheesy

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-12-2018

I really liked that the book tackled the issues that it did, but it tied it up all too neatly. This really didn’t give a realistic representation of what it is like to be a transgender kid in a binary world.

It’s a beach read for people who don’t want to read romance novels.

Easy read

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-07-2018

I really enjoyed this book it was interesting and the twist actually surprised me. What I didn’t enjoy was the graphic descriptions of abuse from the rapists perspective. I actually fast forwarded through that whole section it was just too much and unnecessary.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Disturbing and brilliant

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Reviewed: 22-02-2018

This is such a distressing story but incredibly well written and well performed. I couldn’t stop listening, even though I was familiar with the story. I felt like I was right there in the court room watching it play out.

Entertaining!

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Reviewed: 17-01-2018

I’m not a sci fi fan but I loved this book. Super entertaining and relatable story. Good characters and not too predictable which makes for a nice change :-)

Interesting and beautifully narrated.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-12-2017

Quite an interesting story. Allan Cumming has a gorgeous way with words and a beautiful accent which helps the story. The bit about his grandfather added to the story and Allan’s grace and empathy shines through from start to finish. I’m not particularly a fan but was recommended the book and now I want to go back and watch his back catalogue ;-)

Irritating and disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-2017

The book is a murder mystery narrated by the dead guys wife who is utterly neurotic. Then you are slapped in the face after 11 hours with the most disappointing ending. Do yourself a favour and don’t bother!

Excellent YA book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-07-2017

Really enjoyed this book. Great story for younger teenagers. Even for this 37 year old woman who doesn't mind a bit of YA every now and again ;-)