Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

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Synopsis:

“I’ve got some questions for you. Was this story written about me?”

I shrugged.

“Yes or no?”

I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty. It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones.

“It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” she said.

I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn’t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote I can’t on my palm.

Then, in tiny letters below it, I finished the thought: Now don’t you feel like a jerk?

Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

Review: 
A very long time ago I read We all Looked Up and I loved it, in fact I think that the review for it is buried in the archives of this long forgotten blog. When I saw this at my library I was shocked that I hadn’t even known that Mr. Wallach had written another back.
This book was so interesting and the first book I’ve read in many many months. The premise is very interesting and really intrigued me. Zelda and Parker were great characters. They both had a lot of depth and unresolved issues. I mean we readers all know that when people have deep unresolved issues it makes them better characters.
The writing was darkly satirical and humorous whilst still evoking a heck ton of emotion which is an A* for Mr. Tommy Wallach. I enjoyed watching the story s it evolved and both of the characters fell more and more in love.
The only bad point was that I felt it took too long to get to the end even though I didn’t want it to end. I felt that the problem which the whole story was about wasn’t coming fast enough. This book is really just a fairy tale and I guess that’s why everything seemed to beautifully finished but I really wanted a cliffhanger.
I give this beauty of a book 4/5 stars and highly recommend you  read it!
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cauvas

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How did I get it? It was sent to me by Simon and Schuster. Thank you very much ☺

Synopsis:

Nobody likes Jacques Papier besides his sister; when he comes across a cowgirl at the park and she informs him that he’s an imaginary friend, just like her, Jacques’s world is forever changed.

Review:
This book was so beautiful and deep and moving. It amazed me for something supposedly written for an 8 year old. I was between tears and smiling and laughing at most points. I was truly amazed. Everything was so relatable and the writing style was really witty and humourous. The characters were endearing and diverse, bringing different aspects and voices to the story.

Quote:

“The truth is, that’s all anyone wants, to be known that way, to be seen. I don’t mean our hair or our clothes, I mean seen for who we really are. We all want to find that one person who knows the real us, all our quirks, and still understands. Have you ever had anyone see you? Really, truly, the deepest part that seems invisible to the rest of the world?”

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars. Do read it, please?

Thanks for reading 🙌

The Next Together by Lauren James

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How did I get it? It was sent to me by the lovely, adorable people at Walker Books. Thank you 💕

Synopsis:

How many times can you lose the person you love? 

Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again, century after century. Each time, their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. 

Spanning the Crimean War, the Siege of Carlisle and the near-future of 2019 and 2039 they find themselves sacrificing their lives to save the world. But why do they keep coming back? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? 

Maybe the next together will be different…

Review:

Pros

Time travel! Time travel is one of my favourite elements of science fiction so naturally I was excited when I heard about this.
Adorable couple who never cease to make me smile
Amazing time period description, especially the Crimean War period, that was my favourite. It was so authentic.
It’s based in the future which is pretty damn cool, as always
Cool diagrams, illustrations, maps, emails, lists, they add an interesting aspect to the story.
Shocking twists and turns, that left me breathless with the anticipation for the SEQUEL!!

Cons
Absolutley none and that is a con in itself

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars. Everybody read this now or forever regret your choices.