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Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton (Atom, 5 February 2015)
UNSPEAKABLE was... okay. I'm sad because I really wanted to love it, but I just couldn't. I enjoyed reading it for the most part and it certainly wasn't boring, but the whole book just felt distinctly average and I disliked the clunky prose.
UNSPEAKABLE tells the story of Megan, who hasn't spoken in months, ever since something terrible happened, crushing her with overwhelming guilt and fear. Now everyone makes fun of Megan for not speaking. Then a new girl called Jasmine starts going to Megan's school and she becomes Megan's friend, making Megan wish she could speak again just so she could talk to Jasmine. But there are some things that Megan needs to keep a secret at all costs.
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Salvage by Keren David (Atom, 16 January 2014)
Complex and with a diverse cast of characters, Salvage is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read about the nature of family.
Cass Montgomery is the adoptive daughter of an MP. An MP who's got his intern pregnant and is divorcing his wife to be with her. Aidan Jones has grown up being passed from foster home to foster home. Now 19 years old and out of the care system, he has a job and lives with his girlfriend in London. When he stumbles upon Cass' picture in the newspaper, he knows: she's his sister, and he needs to see her.
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