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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  950 ratings  ·  183 reviews
From the author of Trouble comes a new novel about boys, bands and best mates.

Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life... Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record.

Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Sarah Churchill
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Stories like this make me wish I had a best friend, one that knows me better than I know myself, that I can communicate with in just a look and know will dislike anyone I dislike out of loyalty.

Kaz and Ruby have that kind of friendship, and when they attend Remix Festival for a weekend of fun after two messy breakups their friendship is tested to the limit.

For the most part it's totally believeable and the emotions are raw. There's a couple of the more 'far fetched' twists, but overall this is
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Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, favorites
4.5 stars

Kaz and Ruby are two best friends that dance to the same beat. Although they have very different personalities their friendship is perfectly in tune and this summer they’ve massively been looking forward to forgetting about heartbreak, putting their troubles behind them and going to music festival Remix to see their favourite band Goldentone live. Will the weekend be everything the girls dreamed of? One thing’s for sure – it’ll be a weekend they’ll never forget.

Remix is told between bot
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Stacey (prettybooks)
As many of you know (because I don't stop talking about it), Non Pratt's Trouble is one of my favourite UKYA books. I praised it for being "brilliantly written" and "wonderfully authentic and realistic". You'll be happy to hear that Remix is no less so. Kaz and Ruby are two best mates who have stood by each other through some tough times, so when they're given two tickets to the hottest festival of the summer, they know they're about to have fun they deserve. But add alcohol, ex-boyfriends a ...more
Maddie
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Remix, A Summary: Festival + Friendship = Fun???

I absolutely loved this book. So much happened in such a short space of time, I've never wanted to read a book with so much care and precision!
Rosanna Threakall
Enjoyable yet unrealistic
Chelsey Ellice
This book took a while for me to get into. I found it a bit confusing with all the different characters at the start. I enjoyed the love drama and love interests but disappointed you never find out if Kaz and Sebastian get in touch or end up together
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
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Remix was an entertaining read that not only shows the turmoil of friendship, but how we are all irrevocably flawed. But rather than take issue with how we make mistakes, often over and over, it celebrates our differences and how we grow from our misdemeanors. Kaz and Ruby may be best friends, but the two girls couldn't be more different. While Kaz is quiet and pines for former boyfriend Tom, Ruby is a wild child who isn't afraid to put herself back on the
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Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic)
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love witty, brutally honest writing & realistic teen characters!
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This review was originally published on Blogs of a Bookaholic.

A smart and funny emotionally charged book about friendship, forgiveness and the power of music.
There are three things I think YA novels are often missing, one, realistic teen characters that constantly mess up, two, relationships that aren’t perfect, and three, real representations of friendships that aren’t purely a plot device. Remix is a novel that has all three of these, and, therefore, it has epic proportions of awesome!

Kaz and
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Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book. It is my true opinion only

A very enjoyable story about friendship and relationships at a festival called Remix.
Definitely the perfect book for the moment because of Glastonbury.
Has a real content festival feel to it.
Anyone with love for music and bands will also adore this.
Told from Kaz and Ruby: two best friends.
I liked both their voices.
I was satisfied with the ending.
Really recomm
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Darran Stobbart
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been so long since I read a book cover to cover in one day. This was so good. So heartfelt, so beautiful, so perfect.

My only flaw was that I had to leave those characters behind.

Full review on shinraalpha.com to come.
Kirsty
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It is no secret that I adore Non Pratt. I met her few years ago now whilst she was working for Catnip and she was one of those people I instantly liked most probably because we have very similar reading tastes and can quite happily chat for hours about books with her. I've loved books she's pushed into my hands by other authors since that first meeting and it meant when she told me she had got her first book deal that I was very excited indeed because I knew I was going to love it. As predicted ...more
Charlotte Jones
Disclaimer: I picked up a proof copy of this novel up at work, provided by Walker Books in exchange for an honest review. The book is set to be released on 4th June 2015 and I finished reading it on 6th March, the date that I wrote this review.

Towards the end of 2014 I went to an author event in Waterstones Birmingham High Street which was a talk between James Dawson, Non Pratt and Holly Bourne. In preparation for the event, I picked up books by the two authors I hadn't previously read, Non Pra
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CC the Great is Not Okay
So for my first (non-graphic) novel of 2016, I read Remix by Non Pratt.

It wasn't... great.

I was just bored the whole time. The entire book was set in a music festival called Remix somewhere in the UK, and that's the problem. Having one setting bored the hell out of me. Not to mention the book just read like a bad straight-to-DVD teen movie. I didn't particularly like or care about Ruby, Kaz, or any of their friends and other minor characters. Their problems were petty and mostly about guys and c
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Daphne (Illumicrate)
4.5 stars I absolutely loved it. It starts out with so much great humour out of the gate and I immediately loved best friends Ruby and Kaz. I wanted to hug them both so much! Boys were always peripheral to thier friendship and I loved reading its up and downs over the three days of the Remix festival. I was in tatters during the last third of the book, desperately trying not to bawl my eyes out on the crowded tube. My favourite thing about the book is how well it dealt with the often polarizing ...more
Emily Mead
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Soooooo I had a few problems with this one, mainly that 1) not much happened and 2) it seemed to go in circles quite a lot. But I really really liked Kaz and Ruby (who was hilarious) and their friendship despite its ups and downs.

Ruby and Kaz are pretty great characters, and Ruby is SO funny. That was what I most loved about it – the humour. There were things I didn’t like – it’s dual-POV (and it’s rare that I find one I like) and not a lot happens, but I LOVED the friendship.

Because I’m always
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Ella
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Stuck between a two or a three. 2.5 for now.
Kara Babcock
It's 2016; can we stop pretending we don't judge books by their cover? Remix has amazing cover art—in particular, the way the back cover copy is arranged is a thing of beauty. Just look at it. If I hadn’t already wanted to read Remix after reading Non Pratt’s debut, Trouble , that back cover would change my mind.

I love that Remix is, at its core, about the best friendship between two girls. Yes, there is sex and romance and relationship drama. At the end of the day, though, this is about Kaz
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Ashleigh
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. A must-read.

Originally posted on my blog Ashleigh Online

You guys have got to get out there and grab yourself a copy of Remix. It's coming out on 4 June and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

I knew that I'd enjoy this one. I found Non Pratt's debut, Trouble, so refreshingly honest that I couldn't wait to pick up Remix. Like Trouble, Remix has a split narrative, but this time it's between two female best friends, Kaz and Ruby. Kaz is the more quiet
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Katey Lovell
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I haven't read Non Pratt's Trouble (yet!) so Remix is my first experience of her writing. And I have to say I was really impressed.

Best friends Ruby and Kaz are dual narrators (with short alternating viewpoints throughout the book) and this was the perfect way to tell the story of their weekend at Remix music festival where they're desperate to see favourite band Gold'ntone play live. This book wouldn't have worked as well in any other format, because the strongest aspect of the story is how r
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Pauline
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok - I am giving this novel 5 stars because I really enjoyed reading it. When thinking about awarding ratings sometimes I just have to think that some books may not be the most lyrically written or compelling or life changing but you just relate to them on some level. I loved Trouble, Non Pratt's first book so was very keen to read this. This appealed to me on so many levels. Starting with the blurb - "Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out." - I kn ...more
Sofia
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Having read Trouble by Non Pratt in February(?) and having absolutely loved it, I was incredibly excited to read Remix. Then when the early copes went out and they came back with mainly positive reviews, my excitement grew. I’m so happy about the fact that I was not let down.

What I love about this book is that it is mainly about friendship compared to being about relationships and love. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of relationship drama but the fact that it was primaril
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Robin Stevens
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can give this book no higher praise than this: it made me (owner of about three albums) want to go to a music festival. Non writes so convincingly that although my own teen experience couldn't have been further from Kaz and Ruby's, I felt totally connected to them. Even better than Trouble!
Chelley Toy
Loved this so so much! Review to follow shortly :-)
maggie
Jul 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
lmao crappiest book i ever did read
Jules.Bookverse
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review
I'm finally done with this book. It took me a little bit longer to get into this book in the beginning and I must admit that it didn't captivate me too much the first half of the book, which is why I was easily distracted by other things. The Second half got way more interesting and I more characters popped up that I really liked, including their cute, crazy and slightly dramatic storylines.

The setting of the book is really cool and reminded me of the old Teen Dramas with James Dean that also t
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Aurora Dimitre
I really had a lot of fun with this one. I liked the characters (Ruby > Kaz, though, all the way ), and what a soap opera it kind of turned into by the end--I dunno, I just dug it. I thought it was a really interesting book. I liked the music stuff, I liked the tangled everything, it was a good time. ...more
Jay
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know it's YA, but I'd still recommend that if you've had nearly as much drama and as many relationship issues at 16 you move to a new country, change your name, and probably get an STD test.
Erin
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad but wouldn’t read again. Think I would’ve enjoyed much more when I was in my teens rather than now
Kate Henderson
Jun 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
After reading Non Pratt’s first novel ‘Trouble’ I wanted to continue reading her books. I really didn’t get on with this book. I know it is a YA novel but it just felt incredibly young and I don’t feel like it was particularly original. Really disliked this.
Nicole Sweeney
Review originally posted on The Bibliophile Chronicles

Non Pratt is an author that I’ve never read anything by. I’ve heard loads of great things about Trouble, so when I was sent a copy of Remix I was pretty eager to read it. As a teenager I loved going to gigs and festivals so I thought this book, about music and friendship was going to be so up my alley. Unfortunately it just wasn’t for me.

The book follows two main characters – Kaz and Ruby. Kaz has recently been dumped by Tom, and hopes the we
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Non Pratt started her career working on non-fiction activity books at Usborne, before becoming an editor at Catnip Publishing. Her debut novel TROUBLE shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award, with rights sold to the USA, Germany and Brazil. Her second novel, REMIX came out in 2015 and a novella, UNBOXED for Barrington Stoke in 2016. Her third novel with Walker Books, TRUTH O ...more

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