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The Girls I've Been av Tess Sharpe

The Girls I've Been (utgåvan 2021)

av Tess Sharpe (Författare)

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Titel:The Girls I've Been
Författare:Tess Sharpe (Författare)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2021), 368 pages
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The Girls I've Been av Tess Sharpe


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Excellent book that throws you right into the action from the first few pages. Nora is in a bank with her girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend (awkward) when suddenly the three find themselves held hostage in a robbery. But Nora isn't your average teenager, years of conning people for her mother and pretending to be someone she is not have honed her manipulation skills to a fine art. And she turns her skills on the two thugs holding her captive. The only problem is, she might give away who she REALLY is in the process and that could mean the end of her life.
Fast paced story with flash backs to the different "girls" that Nora has had to be - how her sister helped her escape her mother and some of the torments she has had to endure. Its never explicitly said, but Nora hints at sexual abuse from the men her mum is trying to con. Also putting the pieces together, we learn that Nora chopped off the fingers of her mobster stepfather who beat her, in order to open the fingerprint safe containing all his secrets. Once again, this is not explicitly said - the reader has to work it out for themselves. So this is for older readers. ( )
  nicsreads | Mar 29, 2021 |
I flew through this. A unique plot with a really strong main character! ( )
  thereserose5 | Mar 3, 2021 |
What an excellent premise! A bank robbery - three teens amongst the hostages - and one that has mad skills. Nora knows how to read people, how to manipulate them. She knows what needs to be done and adapts as things change. Her grifter skills are well honed.

I love kick butt female characters and Nora is most definitely one! Her background lends her to many talents, mind sets, strengths, weaknesses and more. The three supporting players are all just as well drawn, coming in with their own unique skills and histories. The relationship between the three teen characters is real and really well portrayed. The reader can't help but be on their side in all things.

"Me, I was born into the con. Came into the world with a lie on my lips and the ability to smile and dazzle, just like my mother. Charm, people call it. Useful is what it is. To see into the heart of someone and adjust accordingly, instantaneously, to mirror that heart? It's not a gift or a curse. It's just a tool."

Sharpe draws out the revelation of Nora's life (lives) in detailed chapters interspersed between the current day's events. We come to know how she became the girl she is today - and why.

The situation in the bank is a non-stop page turner and reads like an action movie - which I loved. But amongst all that action are some weightier issues. Gentle readers, there are some triggers.

This reader loved The Girls I've Been .... and I'd like to know what happens after the final pages. Maybe we could have another book with Nora, Wes and Iris? What do you think Tess Sharpe?

And this! "Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is set to lead the cast in a Netflix film based on Tess Sharpe's novel, The Girls I've Been, which will be published in 2021. The 16-year-old actress is producing the project alongside Ozark actor-director Jason Bateman." Oh yeah! ( )
  Twink | Jan 26, 2021 |
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