Monday, 6 July 2015

Book Review: Losing Face

Another YA novel on Bookaholics today. No, I have not moved over to reading purely YA. This is just the way it happened. However, this book is well worth reviewing, and I make no apologies for it's inclusion.

As Bookaholics already know this isn't the sort of book I usually read. I am not a fan of YA but I saw this at a conference and liked the premise of the story. I read a couple of pages and was hooked. I am so glad I bought it. I started reading this yesterday and genuinely could not put it down. I kept reading until 2 am when I finally finished it and have thought about it ever since. Try really understands young people and their psyche. She also knows how important body image is to, not only their self esteem, but to their sense of self. The story is emotional, involving and yet inspiring. It is a story of a friendship which holds true through tragedy. 

Both characters are real and I could just imagine them. I liked the way they grew in confidence as the book progressed. I always found myself wanting to know what happened next. The secondary characters are also real even though not prominent in the story. This is a superb book which I have no hesitation in highly recommending, not only to young adults, but to adults. 


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There we are for another week my Bookaholic friends. See you all back here soon. My next book is a mystery. The review will be following soon. 


  1. I'm also not a fan of Y/A but this is a lovely review of what sounds like an excellent read. It's a bit on the pricy side, though. Will put it on the wish list for now.

    1. It is well worth the price Mary. I couldn't put it down