With recommendations from Patrick Ness, Louise O’Neill and Lisa Williamson, ‘All Of The Above’ is proving to be one of 2015’s hottest reads – and we’re pretty fond of it too, to say the least.
We sent MP!er Louise a totally free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Name: Louise Head
Have you read anything by James Dawson before? If you have, how does this compare? If you have not, would you be more likely to after reading ‘All Of The Above’? No, I’ve not read anything by James Dawson before, but I do own his book ‘This Book is Gay’ and I’ve wanted to read it for quite a while. I’m definitely going to look into his other books and I’m more likely to read them now.
‘All Of The Above’ tackles lots of issues, including mental health and sexuality, to name just two. Which stood out most to you? I think the way this book tackled anorexia really stood out over the other issues it tackles, it really gave a realistic view on the issue, and I think it was done in a way which was appropriate too.
Who was your favourite character? Beasley was probably my favourite character. I loved how he always seemed upbeat, and how he changed toward the end of the book.
If you had to pick a song to go with this book, what would it be? I’d probably say ‘Changes’ by Pnau, because the lyrics are really appropriate to what Toria was going through, especially toward the end of the book, and it could apply to Beasley too.
Rate out of 10. I’m going to say I rate this book a 8/10, I felt like the ending was a little abrupt and even though that’s the point, I like books that have a well rounded ending.
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