Books · What Are You Reading? · Young Adult Fiction

October Reading List (& You Against Me by Jenny Downham – 100 word review)


How did I do in September…? Yeah… let’s not mention that shall we? No? You’re good with me not mentioning that I only read one book and don’t even know where one of the other books on that list even *is* currently? Great, I’ll keep quiet.

This month I am going to try my very best to read:

It Sucked And Then I Cried by Heather Armstrong

Diary Of An Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster

 

and maybe Checkmate by Malorie Blackman if I manage to remember how to read.

 

The book I did manage to read in September was You Against Me by Jenny Downham which I rated 4/5 stars on Goodreads. Here’s my review:

Liberty lent me You Against Me with the words ‘You will love this one.’

I really wanted to love it but there was something that irked me throughout. I think it was the narrative voice of Mikey, the main male lead, which annoyed me. Something about it didn’t ring true.

However, the plot was clever and intriguing and kept me turning the pages even when I was struggling to connect with Mikey. The ending was more satisfying than I expected and the characters grew throughout the book in very realistic ways.

Worth a read but not the hype, I’d say.

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