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If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My favourite so far, 2 Aug 2008
I was introduced to Cecelia Ahern through my friends and have previously read `A place called here' and `Thanks for the memories', while I enjoyed them both neither stood out for me as particularly touching or memorable.

`If you could see me now' is the story of an adoptive mother (of her sister's child), Elizabeth, and an `imaginary' friend, Ivan. He originally believed he was there to help her son (Luke) but soon realizes it's stressed out Elizabeth who needs his friendship far more.

The writing's not perfect, there were sentences, especially at the beginning, that were unnecessarily long, or even just unnecessarily, however as the story went on I found the writing… Read more
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spot on, 1 Sep 2007
`Cat's Eye' is the story of Elaine Risley, a painter who returns to Toronto for a retrospect of her work and finds herself flooded by memories of her past. Probably the first half of the novel focuses on Elaine's childhood, especially the complex relationship with her `friend' Cordelia, while roughly the second half shows her growing up and coping with the difficulties of more adult relationships.

`Cat's Eye' captures the pieces of childhood, and especially the complicated power games that girls play with each other, absolutely perfectly. While reading moments of my own past came back to be, rather like the older Elaine holding her marble and suddenly remembering a past she'd… Read more
Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very very sad, 9 Nov 2006
I must have read TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN about 6 years ago now (I was about 10) and where I might have forgotten details of the plot and the names of some of the characters it's still a book that I remember and love.

It has a strong, charismatic and honest main character (Colin) that's little brother is currently dying of cancer. He is sent away to England, as his parents think it will be less stressful than watching his brother die. Colin resolves to find the Queen's own doctor and cure his little brother. On the way he meets a gay man who's lover is also dying. A strong friendship begins as they each face the worst.

It's a story with relationships, love, death,… Read more

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