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Review: “Unboxed” – Non Pratt

August 25, 2016 Book Review 0

 Review: “Unboxed” – Non PrattUnboxed by Non Pratt
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Published on: August 15th 2016
Published by: Barrington Stoke
Pages: 140
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: Paperback

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The Story

(summary from Goodreads)

Unboxed is about four teenagers who come together after several months apart. In previous years, they had put together a time capsule about their best summer with a friend who was dying. Now that their friend has passed, they reunite to open the box.

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My Thoughts

It was short and sweet and everything I love about Non Pratt. I’m not one for short books, I like chunky books full of words about worlds and battles and love, but this was none of that and yet I really really liked it.

“I know why we all fell apart, that’s just what happens. But things that fall apart can be put back together, right? Even if there’s a piece missing.”

The whole book is from one POV, Alix’s, although it focus’ on the entire group of Alix, Ben, Dean and Zara. (Zara’s boyfriend Ash is also there, but he is a douche bag so I will be ignoring his presence!). I was only with these characters for 139 pages but I feel like I got to know them all so well even in such a short space of time.

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Review “Trouble” – Non Pratt

August 15, 2014 Book Review 0

Review “Trouble” – Non PrattTrouble by Non Pratt
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Published on: March 6th 2012
Published by: Walker Books
Pages: 384
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: Paperback

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(summary from Goodreads)

In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father.

When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.”

Told in alternating perspectives between Hannah and Aaron, Trouble is the story of two teenagers helping each other to move forward in the wake of tragedy and devastating choices. As you read about their year of loss, regret, and hope, you’ll remember your first, real best friend—and how they were like a first love.

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Hannah, wow I loved her. Firstly because of her name, there are hardly ever any characters named Hannah so this one made me very happy. Secondly, she agrees with me that Spanner is an awful nickname for anyone named Hannah. I mean, come on guys, be a little original! And thirdly, I love her because throughout this entire book she made me smile (apart from the bits when I was meant to be sad!)

“You cant turn up for a funeral crying. It’s like turning up to a date masturbating.”

She is so perfectly written, she is one of those characters that you don’t have to trick your head into thinking she is real, she just is. She is pregnant, but she is also fifteen and so along with morning sickness and sore boobs she also has to deal with all the normal things a teenage girl has to deal with. That combination makes for some very funny reading as Non Pratt is brilliant enough to realise that just because your pregnant doesn’t mean that you automatically grow up to have the head of a 30 year old pregnant person.

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