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Things We Have in Common
by Tasha Kavanagh


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Read the novel The New York Times named " a] perfectly orchestrated girl‐who‐cried‐wolf thriller."

"Could be the next Gone Girl success story."--Independent (UK)

Reader beware: You'll think you know what's happening, and you'll think you see what's coming next...  Read more...


 
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Overview

Read the novel The New York Times named " a] perfectly orchestrated girl‐who‐cried‐wolf thriller."

"Could be the next Gone Girl success story."--Independent (UK)

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 wrong.

Fifteen‐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 being 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 more than just looking, it's wanting. Because this stranger, Yasmin believes, is going to take Alice. Yasmin decides to find out more about this man so that when he does take Alice, Yasmin will be the only one who knows his name and where he lives...the only one who can save her.

But as Yasmin discovers more 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.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780778326854
  • ISBN-10: 0778326853
  • Publisher: Mira Books
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Literary
Books > Fiction > Coming of Age
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-31
  • Reviewer: Staff

Yasmin is an overweight 15-year-old with no friends, missing her dad who died five years ago, stuck living with her mom and her loser judgmental stepfather, Gary, in a nondescript U.K. suburb, and obsessed with Alice Taylor, one of the popular girls in her class who barely gives her the time of day. But from the get-go, the wildly clever Kavanagh, in her spectacular adult-novel debut, launches a new obsession for Yasmin: a strange man standing at the edge of the school property who appears to be as drawn to Alice as she is. Yasmin is certain he is going to kidnap Alice (she even Googles how to spot a pedophile), and that notion inspires a series of fantasies in which Yasmin heroically saves Alice and they become best friends forever. The canny Yasmin insinuates herself into the stalkers life so that she can identify him to the police if he goes through with the horrible deed. Things get complicated when he turns out to be the first person in her adolescent life who doesnt mock her or treat her with disdain, and they get even more complicated when Alice actually disappears, and Yasmins stepfather is a suspect. The ensuing events and the stunning conclusion underscore the authors searing insight into teenage behavior and the desperation for connection. (Jan.)

 
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