Book Reviews





The One with Becky

Hello! Today I'd like to welcome Becky to Mab is Mab! Kelly blogs at Becky's Babble and you can find her on Twitter @Becky_RanRan

Here are Becky's picks for "The One"!

The One you always recommend:

The shock of the fall by Nathan Filer, It's definitely an amazing book and I feel not many people have read this one! It has a bit of a twist at the end (who doesn't love a good twist!) and it focuses on mental illness, but it is a mental illness that is not often explored in books that don't involve some kind of mass murderer. I'm not going to say anything else because I think that it makes the book so much better knowing nothing about it!

 The One that was a gift:

Butter by Erin Lange, this book is so completely underrated! It's about a boy known as butter who suffers from obesity and he decides that he's had enough of his life and is going to eat himself to death on a livestream over the internet. This book keeps you guessing the whole way through, there is a lot of will he/won't he moments and the premise is nothing like I have ever read before!

The One that got away:

Oh my gosh where to begin! I have so many books sat on my shelf that I am DYING to read but have never gotten round to it. I'm going to go with The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. I have read the first book in the Hannibal series, Red Dragon, but haven't continued on with this series and I have no idea why! I love the films, I love Hannibal as a character and I love Harris' writing!

The One that makes you cry:

To be honest, I've never cried at a book, so I will have to just go with a book that made me quite sad and that is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. There are a lot of mixed reviews on this book, but oh my gosh the ending absolutely destroyed me, I just wanted more and I just wanted it to be a happy ending, but my god it wasn't!

The One that still haunts you:

Easy. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, I'm sure if you've read this book you'll know exactly why this book haunts me. The ending was so unexpected and so saddening, but at the same time everything seemed to make sense, the things that you didn't notice or didn't see as anything, come to light and you wonder how you could've missed it! Going into this book, I knew there was a huge twist but I still wasn't expecting it.

The One you always go back to: 

Thirteen Reasons why by Jay Asher, just because I have now read this book three times! It's one of my all time favourite books and my copy is quite battered which takes a lot because I treasure my books like they are my own children. This book is about a girl who commits suicide then sends 13 tapes out with reasons on each as to why she committed suicide, if you receive the tapes, you are on the tapes and you have to pass them on to the next person. It just explores suicide and the idea of depression in a very unique way.

Thanks Becky! So glad to see someone else championing We Were Liars - such an amazing book! I can't believe you have never cried at a book though (The Shock Of The Fall had me sobbing!) :)

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