Review: Goose by Dawn Porter

Challenge criteria: A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

Blurb:

It’s a year and a half on from Paper Aeroplanes, and Renée is now living with her Aunty Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she’ll ever find ‘the One’ – someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

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Review: We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

Challenge criteria: A book about an immigrant or refugee

(Disclaimer: This review is based on the ARC, which is slightly different to the published version.)

Blurb:

Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.

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Review: Trouble by Non Pratt

Challenge criteria: A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long.

Blurb:

When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants.

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Review: The Other Us by Fiona Harper

Challenge criteria: A book with an eccentric character

(Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, HQ Stories, in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)

Blurb:

If you could turn back time, would you choose a different life?

Forty-something Maggie is facing some hard truths. Her only child has flown the nest for university and, without her daughter in the house, she’s realising her life, and her marriage to Dan, is more than a little stale.

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Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Challenge criteria: A book published in 2017

(Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher, My Kinda Book, in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)

Blurb:

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

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