How did I get it?:
From the awesome Luna’s Little Library
Everyone thinks they know who I am – ditzy Sarah, who cares more about appearances than she does about anything real. And yeah, I do care about what people think of me.
Take my friends Alex and Rachel. We all go to Strandbrook College, Dublin. We’re supposed to be best friends. But Alex and Rachel – they’re really close. They tell each other things that they would never tell me. I try not to mind.
And then there’s Simon. He’s my sort-of boyfriend but we hardly see each other. And when we do, I feel like he doesn’t really ‘see’ me, you know?
Everything’s such a mess right now. My dad left us to be with Her; my mum is really angry all the time; and my brother Louis, he just doesn’t care.
I guess that’s why the shoplifting started. It makes me feel good. In control.
I just want everything to change. And it does. The day I got caught . . .
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Sarah in the first book in this series And By The Way. I was assured this would soon change in this book that tells Sarah’s story. I thought it was going to take a lot for me to enjoy this book as much as the first. I truly did love it just as much though.
And For Your Information… is more of a heart-wrenching tale. I couldn’t help but feel moved. I was reading a particularly moving part whilst drinking a yummy hot chocolate in Costa, and I had to put the book down before I began to bawl in public. That’s never a good look.
I don’t want to ruin the plot or spoil anything that happens, as I was quite surprised with what happened. Sarah did come across as so needy and annoying in And By The Way, but when you start to learn things about her, you begin to understand why she acted the way she did. I began to really care about Sarah.
What I really liked was that we still learned things about Rachel and Alex. I completely adored Alex in the first book, so it was lovely to read her continuing story. I certainly didn’t expect what happened to her. I have to admit, it broke my heart a little bit. I’ve grown to love these characters so much, it feels like they are real people that I know.
I was so impressed by And For Your Information. The writing was excellent, I caught up with some much loved characters and I was totally engrossed and moved by the story. It takes quite a lot for me to feel truly emotional by a book, so it’s a sign of a fantastic writer. I keep thinking of this book, long after reading it.