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Advantages: very good characterisation, story holds your attention, not too predictable
Disadvantages: How many times can you use one irritating phrase??

...I have read several Catherine Cookson books and found them to be much better than I had expected and also much different. They are not all historical romances set in the 1800s! Books like The Silent Lady and The Thursday Friend are excellent, books li ...

KarenUK 16.05.2002 · Read full review
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Review of The Cultured Handmaiden - Catherine Cookson

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Divided Loyalties

Advantages: sensitively written
Disadvantages: class stereotyping

Mikey is furious, some monster has raped his little sister Karyn after a party and he is out looking for blood. Ellie is devastated; some tart has accused her big brother Tom of raping her. She knows he is innocent, she saw Karyn drunkenly flirting with ...

wigglylittleworm 27.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of You against me - Jenny Downham

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You against me

Advantages: Great characters and serious message
Disadvantages: Nothing major

About the book You Against Me by Jenny Downham was released in hardback on 2nd December by David Fickling books. The book is 416 pages long. The paperback is due for release on 7th July 2011. Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy for review. ...

linzee_loulabelle 15.12.2010 · Read full review
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One that will stick with you for a long time

Advantages: makes you think, handles very serious topics very well
Disadvantages: topics handled are mature may by unsuitable for younger readers,

When Mikey’s sister, Karyn, claims she was raped, Mikey is furious. He wants to find this boy and hurt him like he hurt Karyn. But the police get to him first and its put on hold. Mikey needs to form a plan to get at Tom Parker properly. But then Mikey m ...

Raimy_Readaraptor 03.02.2013 · Read full review
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You Against Me - Book Review

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

When I picked up ‘You Against Me’ I really didn’t know what to expect. From the blurb I thought that behind the darkness and drama the book sounded very much like a modern day Romeo and Juliet - and in some ways, it was. Yet at the same time it was uniqu ...

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