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Home by Amanda Berriman Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished “Home” by Amanda Berriman and I think, it’s possibly the cutest book I think I’ve ever read! 
“Home” is a contemporary read that tells the story of Jesika, a 4 year old child and her family’s struggles with everyday life. They’re at the bottom end of the poverty spectrum so they don’t have very much. “Home” is really a story about relying on others when you’re feeling low and in need of support. 
Thanks to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read Home! I think, I’ve possibly found my favourite standalone novel 🙂.
I really enjoyed reading from Jesika’s perspective. I loved all of the words that she couldn’t quite get right, like “hospipal” (meaning hospital), "cept" (meaning except), "apposed" (meaning supposed) for example, and reading about or her “big hurty” whenever she was scared what would happen to herself or someone she cared about. Jesika is definitely an unreliable narrator because she’s only 4 years old, and is often…
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Perfect Match by Zoe May Review

Hi ForeverBookers,
I’ve just finished another contemporary book called Perfect Match by Zoe May, and I enjoyed it. 
3 Stars!
The story follows Sophia, who lives with her best friend Kate. At the beginning of the book, Kate sets Sophia up on a dating website with a fake profile, because she can’t seem to find a date who’s worth it. Sophia has had 71 dates, all of which haven’t worked out for one reason or another. She gets a lot of responses to the fake profile but one sticks out, among the rest. The response is from a guy called Daniel. Sophia thinks she’s found her “perfect match” but has she? You’ll have to read to find out! 
I would say it’s more for over 18 year olds as there are a couple of sex scenes and some bad language involved. 
I’m not including a spoiler section (apart from the brief summary, I’ve given above) because at the beginning of the arc it says that I’m not allowed to reproduce, transmit or store any information from it. 
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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

We’ve had a lot of snow in the past week, where I live, so I’ve had extra reading time :).  I’ve just finished “The Wicked Cometh” by Laura Carlin and it was good. 
This is my first read for the Read-O-Rama. I read this for the LGBTQ+ rep because there’s a lesbian romance featured in The Wicked Cometh. 
3.5 Stars (4 on Goodreads)!
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My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies Book 1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Hey ForeverBookers, 

How are you all doing today? I hope you’re all doing great 🙂.
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The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider Review

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3.5 Stars (4 Stars on Goodreads)! 
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I read it for the Read a book with a pink cover challenge for the Contemporary-a-thon, as well as the book that’s made into the movie for the Popsugar Challenge 2018.

5 Stars!!
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Spoilers Below...
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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds Review

Hi Foreverbookers, 

I’ve just finished The Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and to be honest I didn’t really like it. 
1.5 Stars!
I read it for the diverse read for the Contemporary-a-thon. I thought there would be more to make it diverse than there actually was, though. The only thing, as well as the model on the cover that made it diverse to me was,
“A guy got on. Definitely older than me But not old Medium-Brown skin” 
so it counts I think, but barely. 
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