Hurry Up and Wait kindle Ç 289 pages

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Hurry Up and Wait In her eagerly anticipated second novel Mail on Sunday Novel Competition winner Isabel Ashdown explores the treacherous territory of adolescent friendships and traces across the decades the repercussions of a dangerous relationshipIt's than twenty years since Sarah Ribbons last set foot inside her old high school a crumbling Victorian built comprehensive on the south coast of England Now as she prepares for her school reunion 39 year I'd been putting off reading this book as a friend who also read loved Glasshopper Isabel Ashdown's first novel told me that this wasn't as good and I didn't want to be disappointed I finally started it a few days ago and I haven't been able to put it down I absolutely love books like this It's a fairly simple story of a girl returning to her old high school for a school reunion who is obviously uneasy about going Then the story moves back to the mid 1980s when she was in her fifth year of school and we slowly learn about the dark secret in her past As another reviewer has said the clues are there all the way through subtly woven into the story so the secret is no real surprise but it isn't intended to be The complete utter beauty of this story is in the storytelling descriptions Isabel Ashdown has such a talent for putting the reader right in the heart of the story bringing back memories of childhood Although I started high school at about the time our main character was finishing I was flooded with memories both good bad from my childhood the music the make up perfume the clothes how fractious friendships can be how mean schoolchildren are not realising the damage words can do And the wonderful sense of place of the book I loved it and found the final scenes heartbreaking So now I can't wait for her next book and I won't leave this one sitting on my bedside table for so long

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Hurry Up and Wait kindle Ç 289 pages ↠ In her eagerly anticipated second novel Mail on Sunday Novel Competition winner Isabel Ashdown explores the treacherous territory of adolescent friendships and traces across the decades the repercussions of a dangerous relationshipIt's than twenty years since Sarah Ribbons last set foot inside her oldOld Sarah has to face up to the truth of what really happened back in the summer of 1986August 1985 Sarah celebrates her fifteenth birthday in the back garden of the suburban seaside house she shares with her ageing father As she embarks on her fifth and final year at Selton High School for Girls Sarah's main focus is on her erratic friendships with Tina and Kate; her closest allies one moment her fiercest opponents the next as they c Underwhelmed have read much better books recently It didn't really grip me and I felt a certain part of the story was a cop outI often keep books to re read but this is going on ebay its okay but no better than that

Isabel Ashdown ¶ Hurry Up and Wait kindle

Ompete for the attention of the new boy Dante When her father is unexpectedly taken ill Sarah is sent to stay with Kate's family in nearby Amber Chalks Kate's youthful parents welcome her into the comfort of their liberal family home where the girls can eat off trays and watch TV in Kate's bedroom They've never been closer until a few days into her stay events take a sinister turn and Sarah knows that nothing will ever be the same aga I started with this one thinking I was going to prefer Summer Of '76 but in the end enjoyed this one Once again it's set on the south coast in the 80s this time so totally my era and my area which does make a great difference to the reading experience So many times I was sniggering to myself at expressions and pop culture references I remembered and some I'd forgotten like disc cameras They weren't around for long and I'd forgotten they existed I've always loved photography and kicked off in the late 70s with a Polaroid Land Camera but the disc one passed my by I progressed to a Canon Snappy instead hehehe The reference to Rock Hudson made me smile also the Soda Stream Only one of our gang had one of those and we used to love going to her house to have a play Sarah's dad saying ruddy made me laugh too as my dad always said that as wellfond memoriesThe relationships in this with the teenaged boys and girls rings so true as well You could be best mates one weekend but not speak to each other for a month then after a perceived slight I did spot some apostrophe errors again and a couple of times the word a was dropped in sentences and dyeing spelled as dying I wondered too about Diet Coke being mentioned as I only recall that dire TAB being available during those years I loved the inclusion and description of Shattered Records as that shop existed and was just as the author described it and the coffee parlour they freuented also exists under a slightly different name and I spent many many hours there making a coffee last 2 hours or with a group of friends We could people watch to our heart's content in there The funniest part for me was the doughnut incident I actually laughed aloud at that That was very funny indeed although bittersweet as I then managed to feel sad for the teacher as wellCertainly an author I'll be sticking with She's also kind enough to respond to uestions you may have for her on Twitter a nice lady