Only We Know (Simon Packham) BOOK REVIEW

17:00 Hannah - 6 Comments

Ahoy!





In a Nutshell:
What is the secret of Lauren's past? Lauren and her sister have to move school because of what Lauren did.

The Actual Review:

It got off to a sluggish start - which I think was mainly to do with the rather blunt delivery - but the story soon picked up! Packham forms an air of mystery and keeps you guessing what Lauren's secret is until the very end (although when you discover it, you'll wonder how you ever missed it).

The setting and world building is definitely worth five stars as it is probably the most believable world a book has ever taken me to! With detailed description of places Packham has created combined with shops and places we all know, you won't be left wondering!

The only problem that I really found was that there is a trichotillomania joke which was quite upsetting: someone ripping hair out is not trying to impersonate a trichster. Period. 

In Conclusion:
⚫️ Wonderful world building
⚫️ Blunt style of writing
⚫️ Keeps you on the edge of your seat

Rating:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

///////// Quote of the post /////////

"Everybody wants to change the world but no one wants to die" - My Chemical Romance, Na Na Na 

6 comments:

  1. Had to add this to my reading list. I use to love books like this but stopped reading them because I ran out of suggestions. Great review!

    sierra | @itsberrystylish  

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  2. This sounds interesting, I love books that are really good at describing the setting and I love being kept guessing until the end it keeps me interested :) Although It really wasn't appropriate to use a joke like that in any book :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I don't think I've heard of this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it though, despite a slow start. :)

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