Friday, 16 February 2018

Book Review - When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson - #HolidayReading Book 12

Book 12 of 30 that I read on my holiday to Fuerteventura in December 2017

Amazon UK
Title: When I Was Invisible
Author: Dorothy Koomson
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Arrow
Publication Date: 23rd March 2017 
Rating: 5 Stars

In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love of ballet meet for the first time. They seem destined to be best friends forever and to become professional dancers. 

Years later, however, they have both been dealt so many cruel blows that they walk away from each other into very different futures – one enters a convent, the other becomes a minor celebrity. Will these new, ‘invisible’ lives be the ones they were meant to live, or will they only find that kind of salvation when they are reunited twenty years later?

Wow, just wow, utterly speechless..completely unputdownable, addictive and brilliant. 

If you are already a fan of this author and haven't read the book yet, then go out and buy it now..don;t even wait to end of this review, you won;t be disappointed. 

If you have never read a Dorothy Koomson before, then you are missing out and this is an excellent book to get you hooked on the author. 

This is a book that does tackle tough uncomfortable subjects, but thankfully leaves the intricate bits to your imagination. 

One of my earliest concerns about the book was that it was two characters of very similar names, thankfully they both have nicknames, and completely different stories to tell so was easy to tell them apart.. 

After a shared childhood, these two best friends lead radically different lives, not seeing each other for many years. Both though have the power due to their shared experiences and desire to become practically invisible. 

This is a gritty book that will keep you hooked and absorbed for hours as you jump back and forth during both of their lives, the different acquaintances made etc.. until you get to an unexpectedly thrilling finale. 

Absolutely loved every second of the experience of reading When I Was Invisible.

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