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Paradise Girl by Phill  Featherstone
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it was amazing

For me this novel achieved the perfect crossover from Dystopian YA, to Psychological Thriller.

The diary format works effortlessly through the voice of delightfully witty protagonist, Kerryl. I had a vague sense of unease from the moment I began to take tentative steps into a world besieged by a deadly virus. The stunning depictions of the Yorkshire moors gave further life to my trepidation, until I realised what Featherstone had accomplished with this intelligent YA novel. He took me right there, with Kerryl. As all great writers do, I became part of her isolation, and gradual decline of clarity and awareness.
There is a particular part of this novel that truly affected me, to the point I had to rest the book to one side for a moment, before snatching it back up to learn of my fate and how Kerryl's survival through apocalypse might be ending.

This truly is intelligent YA at its best and I look forward to more from this talented author. The only disappointing aspect to the ending, is that I did not feel quite ready to let Kerryl go, and the novel screams out for a sequel/prequel - I won't be spoiling the ending for anyone!
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August 15, 2017 – Shelved

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