Saturday, 24 March 2012

Review: The Look by Sophia Bennett

The Look by Sophia Bennett

Name: The Look
Author: Sophia Bennett
Author's website: http://sophiabennett.com/
Publisher: The Chicken House
Date published: 2012
Number of pages: 328
Rating: 5/5
When is it available: Now

The Look is about a girl called Ted, she has a lot going on in her life. When the story starts Ted is fifteen and is struggling to fit in at school. She thinks of herself as a freak  and it doesn't help that some people at school think so too. Then suddenly it seems as if the world around her has gone crazy. She's spotted by a model agency. Her beautiful sister falls seriously ill with cancer. What is going on? And will it work out in the end?
This is an amazing story, it made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me speechless. Really, I have no words (in a good way). Okay, well I have to have quite a few words since this is a review, so I'll find some just for you. This story was such a page turner - I really couldn't put it down. Throughout the whole book I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
Sophia Bennett approached the subject of child illness really well and even though I learnt about Lymphoma it wasn't in a boring way - all the information we needed to understand what was going on was woven into the story really well.
This book was truly wonderful, the characters were realistic (I really empathised with Ted and Ava) and I could clearly imagine everything that was happening.  It met and went beyond any expectations I had or could have had about it. It was one of those books I didn't want to finish because the story was so good but when I did finish it I loved the ending. It left me feeling emotional but in a good way.
I want to keep this book forever and ever and read it again and again. I really loved it. It's now one of my favourites and it definetly deserves five out of five.
The cover is fantastic! Another thing about the book that I love. It's bright and colourful and really catches your eye. It really tells you about the story as one of the key parts of said story is about what people think of their own looks and others' looks.
Oh, and the pink pages? Genius.

Thank you for reading my first review! I hope you enjoyed it. Expect more like it soon. Have a great day.
Beccy xoxo

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