Saturday, 25 March 2017

Book Review | We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

From two acclaimed authors comes an emotional story told in verse about friendship, love, and overcoming unbeatable odds.

Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.

Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess's home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and hopeful futures. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?
For fans of Una LaMarche’s Like No Other, this illuminating story told in dual points of view through vibrant verse will stay with readers long after they've turned the last page.

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

This was an up and down book for me. I really liked how it was told in verse from dual perspectives. The premise of the story had me hooked and while parts of it were great, fantastic even. I felt there was something lacking.
It's hard to put a finger on it, but I guess what I'd say is I just wanted more. More depth to the characters and more to their story. This isn't because it was written in verse, because I've read other books which have used that format with huge success.
Overall, I'd say that while this book was enjoyable and had some great moments. It didn't hook me as much as I thought it was, and I would up being disappointed with the ending.
So while I am glad I read it and mostly enjoyed it, it's not a book I would read again to rush to recommend to someone.


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