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Hooked: Confessions of a London Call Girl
Hooked: Confessions of a London Call Girl
by Clare Gee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Page- turning escapism. (I would have liked to give it 3.5 stars!), 22 May 2011
I finished this book today and found it an intriguing read. I couldn't wait to find out what would happen to Katie next in her interesting and self destructive life! The blunt and colloquial tone adopted throughout was also fantastic, as I could really feel that there was an autobiographical element to the novel. I like the fact that the author did not sugar coat anything, it was blunt and realistic. Despite Katie being rather self-obsessed she was still likeable, and the psychology behind her addiction was also explored quite interestingly.
I could empathise with Katie, even though I have never been in her situation, and I felt particularly moved when she was raped by that middle-class man. I feel that the novel really strikes a cord, as so many women really do sleep with men in order to feel desirable and loved.. and that they should learn to love themselves instead of giving themselves to men to be used.However, despite enjoying the story I did find the ending to be possibly rushed, I would have liked to learn more about about her recovery/rehab. It seemed as if the novel was too nicely wrapped up... But for sheer entertainment I would recommend this novel to anyone, it will not take you very long to read as it is such a page turner!

The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story
The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story
by Susan Hill
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars a subtle yet creepy little tale :-), 2 Jun. 2010
A rather tame piece of horror, lacking the out and out gore of authors such as Stephen King. However, Susan Hills more subtle tale still left me with a chilling feeling after the final page. The ending was rather predictable and rather similar to that of `The Woman in black`, but i couldn't help enjoying the gothic atmosphere Hill creates. It may leave fans of more terrifying horror feeling a bit unaffected and unsatisfied, but i found it a nice creepy little tale. Worth a read just for Hill's remarkable ability at creating a subtle yet creepy feel through her work.

Love Lessons
Love Lessons
by Jacqueline Wilson
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple but enjoyable review, 20 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Love Lessons (Hardcover)
"Love lessons" is an easy to read and easy to get into book.. i found that i just wanted to read more and more of it, it tackles a more mature issue than those issues dealt with in other Jacqueline Wilson books that i've previously read. It is slightly unrealistic and unbelievable but thats part of it's appeal.. a relationship between a teacher and a pupil isn't one that is generally discussed let alone presented in such a tender way. Although i couldn't help but find the ending disappointing.. it was the part of the book that was the most realistic but as the reader you always want a romantic ending!!!! Even if it's an impossible situation. Therefore although i loved the story, i ended up throwing it against the wall after finishing it!

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