Thursday, 25 June 2015

All it takes by Sadie Munroe


Star got taken away from her mum by social services when she was 9 because her mum was a hoarder and she has lived in foster families since. She gets a call while at college to tell her that her mum has died and that Star needs to clear the house to sell it over the summer.

Ash made the mistake of drinking and driving (which is never a good idea) and he had an accident resulting in the death of the other driver and Ash went to jail. He now has to live with his actions in the small town of Avenue.

The story is written in dual perspectives which keeps the book speedy and fun to read. I don't normally like covers with characters on it because it stops me being able to use my imagination to figure out what they look like but the girl on this cover looks how I imagine Star to look.

Star is nineteen and confident which is nice to read about a girl who is good with herself. She has had it tough but doesn't seem to let that get her down she just carries on like a trooper. Ash was a brilliantly complex character, he looked a mess and his emotions were but we knew his feelings about Star. The pair managed friendship before love and I liked that they went through the usual stages of their relationship.

The romance in this book isn't instant and both Star and Ash like each other long before they start anything which is brilliant because its normal! There were more funny bits than really serious bits but this short novel touched upon a couple of things, Hording and Drink Driving which personally I have never really read about so it was interesting to have that.

The flow of the book was good. I didn't feel like any of it was rushed and there wasn't any bits in there just to add extra words.

The ending let me down a bit. Throughout the story they worry about Star leaving Ash to go back to college but did she? I don't know. The book didn't really conclude.

Over all I really enjoyed reading this book.

Thanks Fro Reading

Em x

*ARC provided through NetGalley in return for an honest review*

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