This exciting debut is full of love, friendship, and positivity. Capturing a beautiful sense of place and memory, The Lido centres both on the power of community and of the individual to make a difference, no matter how big or small.
In his wonderful debut, M.J. Ford has created a multi-dimensional, edge-of-your-seat novel with a protagonist that readers can really root for.
5 stars! A beautiful, intelligent, captivating novel, entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure.
A truly stunning debut in YA narratives - can Muzna Saleem find her voice amidst the pressures of family, school, and the growing cultural tensions that surround her?
A mixed bag - some wonderful characters and spectacular uses of language was surrounded by a convoluted and confusing plot.
Perhaps not as enchanting as her other work, du Maurier explores an interesting concept that bears striking similarities to current political climates.
3/5 stars This novel was an odd one for me. It took me so long to read it, mainly due to personal circumstances. I also think I enjoyed the concept at the centre of the plot, rather than the execution. It’s not badly written at all, but I expected more from it. In The Growing… Continue reading Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)