I really love reading but sometimes I go through what I call ‘readers block’. It doesn’t matter how good the book is, I just go through weeks or sometimes months where I don’t feel like reading anything, so I don’t. I don’t see the point in reading when I’m not into it so I just leave it until I’m in the mood again, which I am right now! So, without further a do, here are reviews for three great books I’ve read in the last three days.
‘I was here’ by Gayle Forman was great, which I knew it would be because she wrote ‘if I stay’ which is one of my all time favourites. The story focuses on Cody, who’s best friend Meg has killed herself for seemingly no reason. We travel with her as she deals with her grief, discovers more about Megs suicide and falls in love, making amazing new friends along the way. Gayle Forman’s writing is amazing and every character is real feeling and lovable in their own way so I would give this a 4/5 purely because, to me, the ending felt a little rushed. It did tie up the loose ends well though and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes YA romance as much as I do.
Next up is ‘If I was your girl’ by Meredith Russo. This book follows Amanda, a trans teen who moves in with her dad to get away from the town she lived in with her mum, where she had been attacked for being trans. In this new town she finds great friends and a boyfriend but keeps the fact that she’s trans, and that she tried to kill herself a secret from almost everyone. I don’t want to spoil what happens but it’s a very good read. I’ve never read a book with a trans person as the main character and worried I may not be able to relate to the subjects the book discusses but my worries were completely unfounded, Amanda is one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever found and the fact that she was born in a boy’s body doesn’t change that. I would give this 4/5 again just because I felt a little like nothing much happened for the first 60 or so pages, though the rest of the book definitely made up for it and I really enjoyed it, the fact that I ended up staying awake until 3 AMto finish it.Finally I read ‘Consumed’ by Abbie Rushton. This was more of a murder mystery than I would usually be interested in but still has the elements of romance I enjoy. The story switches point of view each chapter varying between Myla, a girl who hasn’t left her house for the last two years due to anxiety after her sister was kidnapped and murdered on the beach but keeps busy trying new recipes and writing her food blog, and Jamie, a boy from London who has food issues due to his mums rubbish new boyfriend and is completely lacking any self esteem. The two help each other overcome their issues, falling in love and finding Out who really killed Myla’s sister in the mean time. I would give this a 5/5 because there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t like about it and I enjoyed every word of it I read.
So, that’s my three book review! I hope you enjoyed it, let me know if you’ll be reading any of these or what I should read next in the comments.