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Before We Were Thirty by Katie Agnew
Before We Were Thirty by Katie Agnew
As a story, I quite enjoyed this book. It kept me interested all the way through and there's a mix of humour and serious, darker stuff, which, in this case, works.

One little gripe I have however, is that the characters, who are all supposed to be 29, come across as much older than that. They're all buying country cottages, having families and being housewives, and this doesn't seem very realistic for the average late-twenty-something. I read this at 25, yet I still thought they sounded to be more like mid to late thirties than twenties. Ah, well.

Other than this, it's a good book.
My Struggle With Anorexia by Anne Gurberg
My Struggle With Anorexia by Anne Gurberg
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Like a previous poster has said, I too suffer from an E.D. and try and read any anorexia/bulimia books that come on the market. So I was very interested to start reading this. But oh dear, what a strange little book it is.

Basically the author (and I use the term lightly, there's very little writing skill contained within this book, but that's a slight niggle) started to cut out food from the age of 15 and lost a lot of weight. She then goes on to describe her recovery: eat three (very) small meals a day and exercise a lot. She then had to go on some sort of medication for her voice (a fact she repeats again and again) which put her weight up to 165 lbs. And this is where the… Read more
"Girls Aloud" by Jen Crothers
"Girls Aloud" by Jen Crothers
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I take it that this isn't an official biography? I ask because there is very little inside knowledge of the band, and it seems as though most of it has been put together from magazine and newspaper interviews. There's even parts that have been included from 'alleged' comments in tabloids - and everyone knows how untrust worthy they are! I also noticed that large parts of 'dialogue' had been taken straight from the TV series Off the Record. It just seems as though the author sat down for a few days with some DVDs of Popstars: The Rivals, TV interviews, and a load of press cuttings and compiled a book from that. Which basically means that if you're even half interested in the band, you're… Read more

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