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Sparks Fly by Sarah Sanders

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All the Worlds Between Us by Morgan Lee Miller




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Cover to cover this is teenage angst and drama but completely immersive. So much so that the emotions spill over way after you’ve completed the book. And no, it doesn’t matter whether you are way past your teens – the emotions that the book evokes are valid across ages.

Quinn Hughes, a high school senior, is a swimmer. She missed qualifying for the Olympics by a hair’s breadth and is now determined to qualify for the next Olympics and earn a couple of World Championships too, and follows a punishing schedule to achieve that. She is also open and proud. Her friends in school comprise other out people and some of her swim team mates. The group is not very high on the popularity pole of the school. The popular group is made up of the girls’ soccer team and the boys’ football team, which includes Quinn’s brother, Liam and Kennedy Reed. Kennedy and Quinn were best friends from age seven to thirteen. At thirteen, Kennedy’s parents were moving. The two girls promised to keep in touch and while saying goodbye, Kennedy kissed Quinn for a grand total of three seconds. After that Kennedy disappeared on Quinn. When she returned in the sophomore year, she froze Quinn out and since then ignored her completely. Except that now, she seems to be reviving the friendship.

The book is written in first person from Quinn’s PoV so we know every thought and feeling that she has. But, honestly, we didn’t like Quinn. Especially her behaviour with Riley. Plus we found her supremely self-centred. Yes, she is seventeen, but there are other seventeen year olds in the book giving her advice to at least try to understand where another person is.

Kennedy Reed. We fell in love with this girl and she was really the reason we sacrificed our sleep to read this through the night. Searching, scared, strong…she is beautiful.

However, the end left us feeling rather low. Very low, in fact. We need an epilogue to know that Kennedy is happy.

On the whole, read this and be prepared for heartache at the end – which we think was completely unnecessary. It could have easily been a perfectly happy ending. There was zero need for a sad ending. Zero!

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