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Summary

I just can't imagine me without you....

It's the mid-1990s, and 15-year-old Guernsey schoolgirls Renée and Flo are not really meant to be friends. 

Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. 

Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), 15 is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. 

For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.

©2013 Dawn O’Porter (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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A Must Read

Ive cried a number of times reading this. Just brilliant. Her use of language is fantastic and felt great emotion for these characters.

I have told everyone to read it. I couldnt put it down!

The book does contain swearing and sex, but it is context of the story

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Friendships and Growing Up

This book does a good job of illustrating what it's like to be a young girl on the edge of her Womanhood trying to figure out relationships and friendships.

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fantastic

really enjoyed the stortline
narrator's voice is very calming and narration is excellent. Kept me interesred chapter after chapter.
The story took me back to the good and not so good memories of adolesence and my schooldays.
The author has written a page turner and I highly recommend this book .

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  • ND
  • 21-10-19

Loved it

A relatable reminder of the complicated relationships of your teenage years, a really enjoyable listen. Have so far loved everything Dawn has written, more please!

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Brought back memories of school and teenage angst

At first I thought this book is not for me and wondered if I had mistakenly chosen a book for teenagers. But after a short while I really got into it and found it enjoyable. it reminded me of all the awkwardness of being a teenager and friendships and boys. It is a great book and the narrators voice is very easy to listen to.

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brilliant!!

loved it from start to finish, cleverly wrote as with all Dawn O'Porters works.

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Started well

started off good aside from the ridiculous character of Sally. Even the most shallow and narcissistic characters have some ounce of merit but not Sally.

after a couple of hours it dipped with empty dramas

the last hour was atrocious

the two girls learn nothing

If it had been longer I'd have given up. I wish that had happened.


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  • debra
  • 26-02-20

Listened in one day.

I'm happy to listen to all of Dawn's books. Each one has been a delight