Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
After loving Cecelia’s other books I was interested in reading this one especially as it is a Y A genre. I really loved the fact that it was written for young adults as it shows them that no one is perfect and that you should go with what your heart tells you to do. I found this story very inspiring. I think teenagers will love it and be inspired by it.
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A box of possessions.
A father with no memory.
A daughter with just one day to piece together the past.
When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s belongings, her seemingly uneventful life suddenly alters and shifts.
In the single day she has to search for answers about the man she thought she knew, a man who can no longer remember his own story, Sabrina uncovers far bigger secrets than she could have imagined. And discovers that sometimes it’s the people closest to us that we know the least.
I really enjoy Cecelia’s books but this one didn’t grip me as much as I thought it would. It took me back to my childhood as I use to love playing with marbles and I did enjoy the first hard but from the middle onwards I just found the story very slow and didn’t really want to finish it. I didn’t feel a connection to the characters and just didn’t really see the point of the story. This was a hard review to write as I said before because I normally enjoy Cecelia’s books.
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Jasmine loves two things: her sister and her work. And when her work is taken away she has no idea who she is.
Matt loves two things: his family and the booze. Without them, he hits rock bottom.
One New Year’s Eve, two people’s paths collide. Both have time on their hands; both are at a crossroads. But as the year unfolds, through moonlit nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom.
Sometimes you have to stop still in order to move on…
I got this book as a Christmas present from a family member and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. There is just something about the way Cecelia writes that is magical, I have loved all of her books. This story is about a woman called Jasmine, who during the course of a year is forced to examine her life more closely. I found Jasmine’s use of you when referencing Matt interesting and different. Halfway through she begins to use you a lot less. I think this was a good idea as it shows a change in the relationship between Jasmine and Matt. I loved Jasmine’s sister Heather who has down’s syndrome which I loved reading about as it is close to my heart as my cousin has it. Nothing stops him from doing what he wants in life and neither does it with Heather. The ending I felt was very reflective and I thought it as a fantastic way to end the book.
An emotional, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author.
Christine Rose is crossing the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin late one night when she sees a stranger, Adam, poised to jump. Desperate to help, she talks him into a reckless deal: If he gives her two weeks – till his 35th birthday – she’ll prove that life is worth living.
But as the clock ticks and the two embark on late-night escapades and romantic adventures, what Christine has really promised seems impossible….
A novel to make you laugh, cry and appreciate life, this is Cecelia Ahern at her thoughtful and surprising best.
I love Cecelia Ahern’s books, they are a fantastic read and this was no exception. This story is something completely different to anything I have ever read before. Cecelia tackles different issues including depression, loss and adoption in this story and she has done it very well. This is a great read that you wont want to put down. It is a bit different from your average chick-lit book but one that I would highly recommend to read. It made me feel grateful for the life I have and to never take things for granted.