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A great book for teens: One of Us by Jeannie Waudby

One of Us

Caught in a bomb attack, fifteen-year-old K agrees to spy on the group held responsible. But at school, nothing is black and white, and even enemies become real people.

When she falls for a boy, K faces the hardest choice of her life. Who’s wrong and who’s right? And can love keep them together?

I’d like to recommend this book as one of the most enjoyable stories I’ve read this year. It’s a thriller with a plot that twists and turns. The romantic element was woven in well and didn’t dominate the plot too much. I found it easy to identify with the main character as she explored her changing identity. All the characters felt like real people to me. This book explores issues that are important and relevant, including how fear can colour our judgment and make us think in terns of Us and Them. This is Jeannie Waudby’s debut and it’s an excellent first novel!

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