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3.0 out of 5 stars Shame about the puncuation and spelling, 29 Dec. 2013
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Enjoying the story, however, whoever proof-read the kindle edition should be fired!! Full of errors: extra words, misspellings and poor grammar! I got the impression that someone had checked the first couple of pages and then given up.

I also found it somewhat frustrating as I couldn't initially determine whether it was supposed to be set in the UK or US as it is full of what I consider to be americanisations (sweet sixteen party, diners etc) which completely threw me (I didn't consider myself to be that out of touch with today's youth culture as I'm still the right side of middle age) For me it wasn't a true representation of English youth but that could just be my experience
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2014 20:04:27 GMT
lizzy anne says:
They were exactly my thoughts even the names Oakley and Cole are more US than UK

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 21:47:47 GMT
amanda138a says:
No sweet sixteen or fingers in my corner of Scotland and any z's in words are soon beaten out of young minds (I joke I only rub it out and make her write out the English spelling 100 times).
Very confused book, beta readers cost nothing and could have saved the poor grammar if an editor was pretty the budget!

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 16:02:00 GMT
H. Young says:
Totally agree with this review, I too thought it was set in the US, the driving to school, meeting in the park at lunchtime, going for ice cream etc. I think the author should have set it in the US because when I realised it was the UK, about half way through, it totally changed the feel of the book and it didn't really relate to the UK somehow.

Posted on 3 Mar 2014 09:02:18 GMT
I find it true of so many Kindle books. New authors rushing into print that They Don't even bother to do their potential reader the courtesy of proof reading and spell checking. Some of the books make me feel like a teacher, and I am tempted to write 'see me' at the bottom of the page. It is possible to correct this post publication, so perhaps if enough people comment ,the author might do the decent thing

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 16:13:09 BDT
D. Bane says:
Does anybody else find it ironic that the reviewer Malonka has spelled the word "punctuation" wrong?
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