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January 2017

The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon

I loved loved loved this book. A dishy guy, Angus, and three beautiful identical yet very different sisters that all love him. Does he love just one or all of them? I struggled to put this book down and there was an incredible surprise that completely floored me.

I smiled often, cried lots and couldn’t stop the pages from turning. Paige Toon has quickly become a person to admire in my eyes and I look forward to reading more of her work.

Book reviewer: Nicola Forster

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Mad Love by Nick Spalding

If you like humour, a little bit of swearing and a plot of modern day romance, this book is for you. Adam from the UK spends a little too long sitting on the loo and passes the time filling in his dating profile on ‘Sociality’, he ticks the box to enter a competition. Jess also fills out a profile and ticks the box for the same competition following a few glasses of wine. Before they know it, they’ve won and are standing face to face as husband and wife, despite having never met! Cassie, the owner of Sociality, is so confident in the algorithms of the website that she is sure they will be a match made in Heaven but can Adam and Jess make it work when it turns out neither of them were too truthful with their profiles?

This book make me laugh, cringe and cry and I zipped through it in a matter of days. A lighthearted read, perfect for taking on holiday or when you could do with a little bit of laughter in your life.

Nick Spalding is a great writer and certainly one to follow. I will definitely be adding the rest of his books to my collection.

Book reviewer: Nicola Forster

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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

 

Readers will be introduced to Charlie, a young man with a low IQ and a contented life working in a bakery, sweeping up the scraps. He’s offered the chance to be the feature of an experiment where he will have his intelligence artificially increased to levels way beyond his friends, his family and his peers but how will he handle his new knowledge and how will he feel when he starts to understand how people have been treating him all his life? More importantly, Algernon the mouse who was initially treated with the same experiment is showing signs that he is losing his intelligence – what does this mean for Charlie?

This book is certainly unlike anything I’ve read before and I was so invested in Charlie and delighted to see the changes his character endures. This book is full of hope and different perspectives with a splash of heartbreak. Even people who don’t typically choose Science Fiction will enjoy Flowers for Algernon because Charlie is too likable to ignore.

Book reviewer: Nicola Forster

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