Author: Paige Toon
Genre: Romance, contemporary, fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 24th June 2021
My Rating: 4.5/5
I loved reading Paige Toon’s latest novel. Read on for my full review!
So much can change in half a lifetime…
At fifteen, George is the foster brother Leah never asked for. As the angry, troubled boy struggles to come to terms with his circumstances, Leah finds herself getting drawn closer to him.
Theo’s wealthy family have mysteriously pulled him out of boarding school and he’s now enrolled at the local state school with Leah and George. When their worlds collide that summer, the three teenagers form a bond they believe will be unbreakable. But life doesn’t always go to plan…
Shocking news brings Leah back to Yorkshire, baby daughter in tow. But Emilie’s father Theo isn’t with them, and George has unexpectedly returned. After half a lifetime, have they healed the scars of their pasts? Will coming back home set their hearts in a different direction?
Every time I see that Paige Toon is releasing a new book, it’s an instant pre-order. Her books are phenomenal and this is no exception. You know you’ll be getting a ‘hug in a book’ as I like to call it.
The story shifts between the past and the present, showing the full story to first love, heartwrenching times and second chances. It’s a real tear-jerker and a story that won’t leave me for a long time.
Leah’s parents are amazing people who foster children from a range of ages and circumstances. Leah is their biological child and grows up supporting them on their alpaca farm.
The story alternates between Leah’s life as a teenager with foster teenager George staying at the family farm and present-day after some shocking life events.
The characters are what makes Paige Toon’s books so unbelievably special. You feel so connected to them all and their suffering that you just want good things for them!
Someone I Used to Know is one of my top reads of the year. It will take you on a rollercoaster of experiences and you won’t want this book to end. I’m still recovering from putting this book down!
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