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Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon
Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Sequel, 26 July 2011
As a writer, Paige Toon does one of my favorite things - she continues her stories without necessarily writing sequels. At the end of Johnny Be Good (spoiler alert), we learn that Meg is pregnant, but she's unsure if the father is her loving boyfriend, Christian, or her former employer - the rock God Johnny Jefferson. Toon's next book, Chasing Daisy, while not a sequel, does give light on the answer. The main character, Daisy, sees Meg with a baby that almost certainly has Johnny's eyes. Toon could have stopped there, leaving the characters as is, but instead, she decided to bring the characters back to life, with her follow up book to Johnny Be Good, entitled Baby Be Mine. And I'm so glad… Read more
Eleven by Mark Watson
Eleven by Mark Watson
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Premise, 22 May 2011
I love the idea that people are unknowingly connected, for good and for bad. Eleven shows just how crazy that idea can be. A young boy gets beat up on the schoolyard and goes home bloody and unhappy. His mother, a food critic, then gives a poor review to a new restaurant, as she's upset about what happened. The chef then takes out his frustration from the bad review on his employee, and thus the chain starts. Thrown in the middle is Xavier, who originally witnesses the boy's attack, yet does nothing. After an unforgettable mishap in his past, that's slowly revealed, he doesn't get close to people anymore. That is, unless he doesn't know them. Every night, he tries to help people on his talk… Read more
Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon
Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 15 July 2010
It was about a year ago when I first discovered Paige Toon, and since then I've devoured all of her books. They're fun, fresh, and completely unpredictable. A far cry from simple chick lit, they give the reader something to think about long after the last page is turned. Thankfully, Pictures of Lily, her newest release, is just the same.

When Lily was 16 years old, she fell in love with someone she shouldn't have fallen in love with. Now, 10 years later, she's engaged to her boyfriend and although she should be happy, she can't get her first love out of her head. When her past comes back, she has a serious decision to make.

Once again, Toon fills a book with beautiful… Read more