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2.94  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  4 reviews
For the first time in my life I feel like there is a chink of light, another way. Spook's world is raw, cut down to what matters. He is the first person I've met who seems free.

Grace and her Cape Town friends are renting a house on the coast - after exams it's their rite of passage into adulthood. Yet 'maturity' means different things to each of them. Brett and Louisa have
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Hot Key Books
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May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
YA Shot Buddy Read 2016

5 Words: Growing-up, holiday, friendship, lust, family.

I read the synopsis, so I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. But I was completely surprised.

I loved the kinda Peter-Pan qualities to the characters, how they resisted growing up.
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Ok. Didn't hook me like I hoped it would
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received an eARC from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Read this review and other reviews like it on my blog Little Miss Reader

WARNING: I'm a bit harsh in this review. Sorry.

I have to admit that I mainly requested this because it's set in South Africa. I mean, a YA contemporary taking place in South Africa sounds darn interesting, right? It's not, I was actually quite disappointed.

Our main character is Grace, she's 18 and away from home for the first time. Grace
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YA Shot 2016: "Almost Grace" by Rosie Rowell 23rd May - 6th June 2 6 Jun 02, 2016 03:14AM  

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Rosie Rowell was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing a BA degree in English and Economics at the University of Cape Town, Rosie arrived in the UK on a short working holiday and never quite managed to leave. She now lives in in the wilds of West Sussex with her husband and three children, but returns to South Africa as often as the bank balance will allow. She has recently ...more

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