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Giovanna Fletcher – You’re the One That I Want

I’m in two minds about how to review this book. On the plus side, I thought the writing was great and I was hooked by the style. I especially loved the chapters switching between characters and telling you the ages instead of the years (less thinking on my part)!

And to start with, I loved the characters, three childhood friends who are inseparable from the moment they meet. But as the love triangle began, I became more and more annoyed with the characters, who were all incredibly selfish. I felt like I was supposed to feel sorry for each of the characters in turn, but all I could think about was how much I’d like to have given them a bit of a slap.

I know they didn’t get their own way and not everyone could have their happy ending, but the way they acted was just so childish and selfish and infuriating. By the end of the book, I felt so estranged from the characters that I couldn’t really feign an interest in how the story ended and who got their ‘happy ending’, and it was such a shame!

I’ve really loved the other books I’ve read by Giovanna Fletcher so I will definitely read more of her. As I said I really like her writing style, it’s just that the plot wasn’t for me.

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