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Yellow by Megan Jacobson
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really liked it

This beautiful debut novel by Megan Jacobsen blew me away. I didn't know what to expect when I received this book from Penguin Random House (in exchange for a review) but I've wanted to read ever since the cover reveal (isn't it beautiful!?). I was captivated from the first page and I read Yellow in one siting.

Kirra has a troublesome life with her alcoholic mum and her dad who's left them for another woman she has no safety at home and when she has a fight with her school friends (who are such b*tches!!) she finds herself lost. No friends, a passed out mother and a dead boy talking to her through a telephone box?

It's the perfect recipe for a great contemporary book with a bit a twist. Yellow is so well written. Megan Jacobsen knows how to paint a picture and she strings some sentences together that will stay in my mind for a long time. "Only stupid people aren't scared when they face something dangerous. Courage, real courage, comes from being afraid but doing it anyway.".

The characters are wonderful too. Kirra who is problematic narrator gives you insight into her problems and the life surrounding her. Willow is basically perfection. I loved Willow from the moment she was mentioned in this book. Even the bullies in this book Cassie, Lou, Sasha and Tara make you feel something (it's anger but it's still something!). I feel like every character mentioned in this book has an entire life. You could ask about Lark's girlfriend and Megan Jacobsen could tell you all about her childhood. There's depth to the characters and I loved that.

Overall this book was great. I enjoyed it from beginning to end (And what a great ending!). I felt that there was something missing. Some parts didn't flow to great for me and some chapters seemed rushed but the book made up for that in other areas.

I give Yellow by Megan Jacobsen 4 out of 5 stars!
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Reading Progress

January 27, 2016 – Started Reading
January 27, 2016 – Shelved
January 30, 2016 – Finished Reading

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