Top critical review
3 people found this helpful
Not as good as the first book
on 7 May 2015
I really like Dawn O'Porter. She is witty, and funny and I have enjoyed her television documentaries and a lot of her articles. I read Paper Aeroplanes and was slightly less enamoured than I wanted to be by the book. This sequel, Goose, I found less appealing than the first book, despite wanting quite desperately to like it.
I think the main thing for me is that although the themes are strong and the storylines are commendable, the girls voices, both inner and in dialogue with others seems quite juvenile in relation to what they are experiencing and what they are supposed to be like. It is as if a primary aged child is talking sometimes, and after a while I found this really grating, particularly for Renee's voice, as she is supposed to be the more precocious and 'mature' of the two girls.
I think if you loved the first book you will need to read this and you will probably enjoy it just as much, particularly if you're in your teens and the target audience.