Rachel Morgan’s writing is like milktart, comfort food (in a good way!). Subtle and easy, like coming home. She draws you in to a world of ordinary people, characters you could know, like old friends – or at least wish you did know.
The Trouble with Faking is no exception, reading late into the night because I wanted to stay in Andi’s world, I am left wishing for more. (I hope you’re busy writing Rachel!). I loved Andi with her quirky dress sense and the fierce loyalty she shows to her friends as she finds her way in the messed-up world we call life. Noah’s sense of humour had me chuckling to myself and I loved his appearance in Andi’s video book reviews bring these a new fun dimension.
The additional South Africanisms in this book makes it feel more realistic – international readers don’t worry these are not enough to spoil the book for you but if you are lost you’ll find a guide and translation at the back of the book! I love the added links to the real places visited in the book – I will look up the coffee shops when I am next in Cape Town.
Recommended age: 13+
Title: The Trouble with Faking
Series: The Trouble #3
Author: Rachel Morgan
Publication Date: 2 December 2014
Publisher: Rachel Morgan
Source: Free copy from author in exchange for honest review
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After a stupid miscommunication, everyone in Andi’s new res thinks she’s secretly dating Damien, boyfriend of resident queen bee Charlotte. Since the rumour’s already out there and refuses to be squashed, Andi and Damien decide to keep up the facade in the hopes of snagging the attention of the people they really want to be with. Brilliant plan, right? Especially since Damien is the guy Andi’s always wanted. But now there’s Mike, the guy Andi’s pretending to be interested in for the sake of the fake relationship plan, and Noah, Damien’s annoying best friend—who is so not Andi’s type—and suddenly the plan isn’t looking so brilliant anymore. — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.