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Friday, 6 February 2015

REVIEW: Looking For JJ - Anne Cassidy

Friday, 6 February 2015
PAGES: 304
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 5 Stars

A gripping and emotionally searing novel from a talented author, Looking for JJ explores the circumstances and motives behind the murder of a child - by her friend. Six years later, JJ has now been released, and has a new identity. But is there any way that she can lead a "normal" life?

This is a perfect mix of my two favourite genres - YA and Crime!

I've been meaning to read this for *ages* and stumbled across a hardback copy in the charity shop, woo, it was fate. I enjoyed it from the start - I liked the plot, I loved the narrative and everything was described so well I could see it playing out like a film. I felt so sorry for Alice, her mother was selfish and neglectful, and as much as she is trying to put things behind her, something is always dragging her back to the past and that is precisely what she wants to leave behind. It's a clever novel because it deals with a very serious and sensitive storyline with tact and sensitivity and ultimately I was rooting for Alice to prevail. I now need to read the sequel! 

- Gem.

1 comment:

  1. I love this book also! I read it years ago and when the sequel came out I was sooo excited! I'm really looking forward to re-reading this then getting on to the sequel.


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