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Yellow by Megan Jacobson
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2016, australian, contemporary, library, omg-that-cover, paranormal, audience-young-adult, setting-australia, loveozya

My rating keeps wavering between 3.75 and 4 stars, and I just can't quite work out what it should be. So I'm going with a solid 4 stars for now, but I may reassess down the track.

This is a quirky little book with a truly stunning cover. In some ways, this was very relatable for me - it's Australian and set in the late 90s and dealing with the nightmare that is year 9. I can personally vouch for the fact that year 9 in 1997 was a truly horrific experience full of bitchiness and tears and debacle-esque friendships.

So all the school related stuff was really great. But then there was a whole extra layer in the form of Kirra's crappy parenting and her being 14 years old and dealing with a whole stack of things that a 14 year old should never have to deal with. And then add in a ghost who's calling her on a non-functioning Telstra phone box, and things start to get...weird.

I really liked the friendship that develops between Kirra and Willow, and I liked that the romantic side of things is a really minor part of the plot. And ultimately, I did enjoy it. It was just...quirky. And I still don't quite know how to feel about it.
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Reading Progress

March 26, 2016 – Shelved
March 27, 2016 – Started Reading
March 27, 2016 –
page 101
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: australian
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: library
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: omg-that-cover
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: paranormal
March 28, 2016 – Shelved as: audience-young-adult
March 28, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 7, 2016 – Shelved as: setting-australia
April 13, 2018 – Shelved as: loveozya

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