‘I think the new cover is stunning’ Sophie reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Extraordinary Means’.

If you’re looking for a new book to sweep you off your feet and carry you out of the darkness of “meh” literature, then Robyn Schneider is your girl. Well, at least we at MP! think so.

Our pal, MP!er and book blogger Sophia applied to read ‘Extraordinary Means’ through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Let’s see what’s on her bucket list shall we?

SophiaName: Sophia

Age: 17

One thing on your bucket list: Have all the books on my shelves signed (may take some time).

Had you heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’? If not, would you consider reading more of her books? I’d heard of her other two books only briefly before. But I’ve already been looking them up since finishing ‘Extraordinary Means’.

What do you think of the cover? I loved it! I think the new cover is stunning and way nicer than the other one I particularly love the significance of lungs as the cover with the theme of TB. I LOVE that the lungs are made of leaves too I can relate it to a lot of the story.

ExtraDid this book meet you expectations, or surprise you? A bit of both. Expectation: I knew from the cover, blurb and book trailer I’d love it. But I was surprised: (probably because I hadn’t read any of her other books) at how truly amazingly talented Robin’s insight into life, illness and the characters was it was truly fantastic!

Who was your favourite character? Ooh difficult… The characters were so unique but also generally really likeable. If I had to choose a favourite I’d probably go with Nick not only did I love his sarcasm but I also really liked that he stood out despite not being part of the central relationship in the book.

Did you have a favourite moment or scene? I genuinely loved most of the moments between Lane and Sadie but I think my favourite thing was the moment they exchanged telephone numbers on their hands and the subsequent secret telephone conversations they had. It was really cute.

Were you surprised by the ending? Yes and no. I knew the book was honest enough that there ultimately was never going to be a perfect happy ending and there were hints to the ending. But I didn’t fully expect it to end that way.

Rate ‘Extraordinary Means’ out of 10. 11

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