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Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh Things We Have in Common Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters G close to Alice Taylor a girl at school Yasmin will do anything to become friends with pretty and popular Alice even if Alice like everyone else thinks she's a freak When Yasmin notices a sinister looking man watching Alice from the school fence she sees a way of finally winning Alice's affection because how this stranger is staring is far than just looking it's wanting Because. There s something off putting yet fascinating about Yasmin the narrator of Things We Have in Common Yasmin is deeply disturbed An outcast with no friends she is often bullied about her weight and her strange and obvious obsession with Alice the it girl in school She creates a bizarre fantasy world in her mind in which she and Alice will one day be happy She collects mementos that Alice left behind a candy bar wrapper old gym sock hair tie etcHowever Yasmin s loyalty towards Alice begins to shift when she first spies an older man whom she refers to as you who like Yasmin appears to be obsessed with Alice Yasmin becomes convinced that this man is going to kidnap Alice She doesn t share her suspicions but waits for the man to take Alice so that she can share with the police all she knows and be viewed as a hero She transfers her obsession from Alice onto you eventually inserting herself into his life so that she will be able to play hero However Yasmin becomes friends with the man and her loyalties change Will she save Alice or will she be loyal to her new and only friend I found this to be an interesting read It s different from other thrillers that I have read and the jarring last line freaked me out in so many ways I received a copy of this book from Goodreads and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh Things We Have in Common Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters This stranger Yasmin believes is going to take Alice Yasmin decides to find out about this man so that when he does take Alice Yasmin will be the only one who knows his name and where he livesthe only one who can save her But as Yasmin discovers about him her affections begin to shift Perhaps she was wrong about him Perhaps she doesn't need Alice after all And then Alice vanishes. Review originally published at Learn This PhraseHave you ever read a book so hungrily and uickly that afterwards it feels like a hallucination dream or nightmare Perhaps a less melodramatic comparison would be a film some stories make you feel like you ve spent a couple of hours watching a movie seeing it all play out vividly right in front of you than a few days on and off reading a book I breezed through Things We Have in Common in just a few hours during which my absorption in the story heightened to increasingly feverish levels and afterwards it felt like something I had seen almost physically experienced rather than read I had this mental picture of the setting clouded in a summer haze that still lingers I could see the colour palette of the film version Yasmin is fifteen years old and unhappy She s friendless and the victim of school bullies she has a strained relationship with her stepfather and therefore also with her mother she s overweight and endures visits to a patronising dietitian whose advice she ignores anyway The shining light in her life is her obsession a combination of idolatry and desire with a radiant classmate Alice Taylor We meet Yasmin when she is staring at Alice but also watching someone else do the same This is the first thing she has in common with her co observer a stranger with whom she immediately feels a bond But this person is no fellow pupil he is a middle aged man Samuel as he turns out to be called although there s some ambiguity about whether this is his real name is a chameleon like character who moves from sinister to thoroughly innocuous so swiftly and freuently that it s no doubt intentionally impossible to get an angle on who he is Yasmin s initial childish idea that he s a predatory paedophile seems to be upended when she actually meets him finding instead a dog lover whose mother has recently died lonely awkward but apparently harmless Yet it s precisely the potential of dubious ualities that draw Yasmin to him Like many an outsider she recognises a kindred spirit And like many an obsessive she nurtures fantasies of rescuing the object of her affection in such a grand and public manner that she will naturally receive adoration in return Her complicated attraction to Samuel then is partly a matter of wanting to protect her beloved Alice from a perceived threat but at the same time wishing harm upon her so Yasmin can swoop in and save the day In the middle of all this the lines start blurring around who it is that Yasmin idolises as her focus shifts from Alice to Samuel and back again The chain of events that results turns this into a uniuely twisted coming of age story and a redefinition of be careful what you wish for I spent much of this book wondering what it was that the narrator s voice reminded me of unable to put my finger on it and then towards the end I realised it was Jacueline Wilson specifically a book of hers that was a childhood favourite of mine The Suitcase Kid I know it might seem like I m insulting Kavanagh by comparing her novel to a book for pre teen kids but I mean it as a compliment the author captures the voice of a young girl in such a way that her narrative has the ring of authenticity but also works very well as entertainment And I always loved Wilson s style and characters anyway It s because of this lightness that it s uite easy to sidestep the doubts you will inevitably have about Yasmin is the simultaneous existence of such naivety and such manipulative power really believable for a gauche 15 year old and simply allow yourself to be drawn into the irresistible flow of the story The other and for me obvious reference point is Jenn Ashworth s A Kind of Intimacy Yasmin is in ways than one a junior version of Ashworth s anti heroine Annie and Things We Have in Common is the same kind of darkly humorous character study When I started writing this I d forgotten the description used in the publisher s catalogue it referred to Things We Have in Common as Sue Townsend meets Zo Heller which of course also worksThis is a really strong debut novel a subtle masterclass in character building with a teenage voice so genuine that Yasmin really comes alive It s rare for me to read a book uickly and yet find its characters and other details only become solid in my head as time passes but that s exactly what has happened with Things We Have in Common partly I think because Yasmin s narration makes the book so easy to take in that you don t realise uite how expertly Kavanagh is crafting her characters and setting up the plot s final revelations Watch out for this one it deserves to be a hit and would also make a great film

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Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh Things We Have in Common Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters Reader beware You'll think you know what's happening and you'll think you see what's coming next But you'll be very very wrongFifteen year old Yasmin Doner is a social misfit obese obsessive and deemed a freak by her peers at school With her father dead and her mother in a new relationship Yasmin yearns for a sense of belonging finding comfort only in food and the fantasy of bein. how to beginthis is one deceptively badass YA novel it s like one of those neon girly drinks with like fruit in it and colorful sugar all around its rim that you can drink a million of really uickly and you don t feel the power of em until the next day when you get slammed all at once a little sick a little stunned reeling from the aftermathwhich is a wildly inappropriate comparison to draw for a YA novel for sure but also pretty accurate kids don t drink this goes down so smooth it s a really fast read and the character s voice sucks you in and speeds you through the book until you are walloped by a bold ending that leaves a lot of unresolved emotions in its wake i m still processing this thingthe basics fifteen year old britishturkish yasmin is a loner with a whole slew of problems socially awkward on her best day she has also been steadily gaining weight since the death of her beloved father despite the best efforts of her mother and her nutritionist she s a constant target of ridicule at school and home life is no better her stepfather is impatient with her solitary mooniness and her increasing size and her mother s loyalties are torn between the two yasmin also has an imaginative mind prone to obsessive fantasies heavy on themes of martyrdom and heroism the combination of these ualities and situations makes for one helluva powderkegyasmin s most prominent obsession is her fixation on her beautiful and popular schoolmate alice daydreaming about them being friends or maybe collecting and fetishizing objects she s left behind whispering imagined conversations alone in her room one day yasmin witnesses a man walking his dog across the playing field she sees him see alice and from this single glance she determines that he is a pedophile intent on abducting alice for nefarious purposes and devotes herself entirely to waiting for alice to be abducted so she can tell the police who the culprit is in one of the book s many subtle unsettling slants yasmin isn t so much interested in preventing alice s abduction as she is in rescuing her after she has already been taken and presumably interfered withthe best daydream I had was waiting to see Alice after she d been rescued I m outside a big building maybe a police station with hundreds of press people pointing their cameras at the door and then suddenly all the cameras start clicking and flashing and I see Alice coming out wrapped in a police blanket her hair caked in mud her face all scratched and bleeding from her struggle with you and tears running through it all as I rush over to her and she falls into my arms I couldn t wait couldn t wait for it all to be real to actually happen I thought hurry up already Mr Caldwell make my daystalking the man the aforementioned mr samuel caldwell leads her down a path that begins with a dognapping and results in yasmin s successful ingratiation into samuel s home and his life where she discovers a kindred spirit a lonely outsider with social uirks that others might find odd but she accepts and barrels her way into an unusual version of friendship that gradually supplants her obsession with aliceof course then alice really does go missingan important note here is that yasmin s awkwardly blossoming friendship with samuel both before and after alice s actual disappearance does not exonerate him in her mind from the crime she s always suspected him of it s not a case of he s kind to me so he can t have done itbe going to do it it s like he s kind to me so it s okay that he s done itis going to do it which is a much ethically complicated situation in terms of the reader s willingness to go along with the protagonist and so ballsy for YA you want to sympathize with yasmin because of her difficulties and all the loss and cruelty she s endured but her intensity can be a bit frightening and there s a mutability to her that makes her hard to trustit s a completely original premise and it s got some interesting uirks of its own it s written in second person where the you is directed at samuel even though it s never really clear when she would be saying or writing this to him or if the delivery of the monologue is all just fantasy in her head which brings up the other uirk the narrator s unreliability in this case is so multilayered there are times when the reader uestions yasmin s interpretation of a situation the possible disparity between what yasmin perceives and what is likely actually happening but there s always the additional niggling possibility that some of the situations she recounts are pure fantasiesand that ending it leaves the reader in a sort of emotional limbo screeching you re ending it here seriouslyit was very jarring to realize THAT was the end of the book because there are so many PAGES after the last creepy line acknowledgments an about the author page discussion uestions a A and a note from the author i was expecting story on those pages and kavanagh was like nope that s all you get reader very very ballsy this onei loved it2015 karen not so bad at book choosingreview to comei have had this on my to read shelf since april 2015 with no memory of adding it but now BOOM i won it through the goodreads giveaways i hope karen 2015 knew what she was doingcome to my blog


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  1. says: PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh

    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh Read Things We Have in Common I do not give out 5 stars very often To be honest I generally consider the rating scale to be 1 45 and only include the 5 when a book really speaks to me challenges me makes me think or does something different Because of that I feel like I have to justify the rating when I do give it And that's the problem it's hard beca

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters how to begin?this is one deceptively badass YA novel it's like one of those neon girly drinks with like fruit in it and colorful sugar all around its rim that you can drink a million of really uickly and you don'

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    Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Tasha Kavanagh PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Holy shit I mean what in the world?15 year old Yasmin has a crush on Alice and has been stalking her for some time when she realizes that she is not Alice's only stalker This chick's inner dialogue is just nuts and her decision making process is incomprehensible I was BEYOND entertained I was boggled and I was horrifiedThis book is

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) There’s something off putting yet fascinating about Yasmin the narrator of Things We Have in Common Yasmin is deeply disturbed An outcast with no friends she is often bullied about her weight and her strange and obvious obsession with Alice the “it” girl in school She creates a bizarre fantasy world in her mind in which she and Alice will one day be happy She collects mementos that Alice left behind—a candy bar w

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) I thoroughly enjoyed this disturbing young adult story and atypical suspense novel I was engrossed in the novel from beginning to end The unreliable narrator is Yasmin a 15 year old female She isn’t particularly likable yet she's sympathetic because she's a bullied and obese loner and she copes with this by living a private fantasy world existence Her delusional obsession with the pretty and popular schoolmat

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Read Things We Have in Common Fan freaking tastic This book is for all of you that enjoy obsessive stalker tales This one is a bit uniue as the stalker is a 15 year old obese young woman who has a boatload of psychological issues I was completely captivated by the first page and it held me captive until the last And that ending? Wow It's ambiguous and gave me chills down my spine 4 stars

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters Read Things We Have in Common Find all of my reviews at has never really fit in but after her father died six years ago things really went South Now fifteen overweight and friendless Yasmin spends her free time merely as an observer of those around her Specifically Alice “Keep Calm and Carry On Keep Calm and Carry On Loving Alice” That is how she notices someone else appears to be watching Alice as well – only that someone has been doing it from the woo

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) What a bizarre book this is It’s about a 15 year old named Yasmin She’s an overweight unpopular loner who becomes fixated with her classmate Alice While her obsession increases it soon becomes clear to her that someone else is stalking Alice as well I’m not uite sure what to think of this one It’s a fascinating character study into the disturbed mind of Yasmin She makes terrible decisions and doesn’t seem to realize the

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    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Review originally published at Learn This PhraseHave you ever read a book so hungrily and uickly that afterwards it feels

  10. says: PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Tasha Kavanagh Í 9 characters Read Things We Have in Common

    PDF/EBOOK (Things We Have in Common) Yasmin Doner is an overweight fifteen year old whose father is dead and mother moved on to a new marriage She doesn't have friends an

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Things We Have in Common
  • Tasha Kavanagh
  • English
  • 11 November 2018
  • 9780778326854