Aug 18, 2014

Goose by Dawn O'Porter

The follow-up to the number one bestseller PAPER AEROPLANES

50% Friendship, 20% Humour, 20% Betrayal, 10% Sexual Content

It's a year and a half on from PAPER AEROPLANES, and Renée is now living idyllically with her Auntie Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she'll ever find 'the One' - someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get. She and Flo are in their final year at school, and they've got some tough choices to make - like will they go to university? And if so where - and will they go together?

Renée's usual ambivalence on the matter shocks Flo, who had assumed they'd continue as they were, the best and closest of friends, forever. She feels as though she needs Renée's support more than ever, so when a handsome young boy enters Flo's life, she finds herself powerfully drawn to his kindness, and his faith. Renée and Flo's friendship will soon be tested in a way neither of them could have expected - and if PAPER AEROPLANES was a book about finding friendship, GOOSE is the novel that explores whether it's possible to keep hold of it.

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 In Paper Aeroplanes Renée and Flo become best friends. A year and a half later they are still close. They're in their final months of high school and things are about to change. Flo has a plan, she wants them to go to university together. Renée isn't so sure about that though. They both have to go their own way and discover what they want which is putting pressure on their friendship. While Flo discovers a way to be comforted and secure by going to church, Renée meets a guy who is sweet and kind to her. She's fallen for him pretty hard, but is he really right for her? Does their friendship survive the completely different paths they've chosen?
I loved Paper Aeroplanes. I was really happy when Goose came out and I'm glad I've read the book. Flo is lost, but finds herself again in an unexpected way. Renée is still not very interested in school and she doesn't want to spend much of her time studying. Her life has changed a lot since she moved in with her aunt Jo, but she still isn't very good at making the right decisions and she has a lot to learn. Both girls develop in Goose and I really liked that. Friendship and love are important and if the bond is strong enough it can take a lot. The two girls were already a lot more mature in this book and I'm looking forward to see what will happen to them next. I like Flo and Renée, they aren't the most popular girls and life isn't easy for them. Still, they're trying to survive as well as they can. It's how things went when I was that age as well and I think that's such a strong point of this book. Flo and Renée are almost opposites, but they are still just girls who need each other's friendship. Dawn O'Porter has written such a great novel again, I loved it!

2 comments:

  1. Jessica (What To Style)August 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    This sounds a cool book! =D

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    Jess

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  2. Jessica (What To Style)August 19, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Have a lovely day! =)

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    Jess

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