Thursday, February 2, 2017

Things We Have In Common by Tasha Kavanagh


We meet Yasmin, Alice, and a man that Yasmin sees lurking ​at school and around town ​and who she thinks is going to abduct Alice.

Yasmin is a misfit and tries to win Alice's friendship at all costs.​ Alice is a popular girl at school.  The supposed abductor's name is Samuel and is very odd.​

When Yasmin actually meets ​Samuel, she sees him in a different light and wants to spend time with him and his dog, Bea.

I felt bad for Yasmin just because of how she worked so hard to befriend her classmates and ​Samuel ​and how she didn't even fit in at home.

Alice and her friends were quite mean to Yasmin and made it difficult to understand why she tried so hard to get their attention.

THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON is written with Yasmin speaking to​ ​Samuel ​even when she isn't with him.  That​ was​ a bit​ odd and a bit confusing​​.


When ​Alice does go missing​, Yasmin continues to befriend Samuel even though someone else has been accused of the abduction, and Yasmin won’t mention Samuel to the police.  She seems to have some obsession with him and wants to protect him.

THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON was very different to the point of ​being ​extremely odd​ and something I normally do not read​, but ​it is​ well written and kept my interest because I wanted to find out what really was going on. 

The ending was just as interesting as the rest of book and carried the same oddity along with Yasmin
who will continue to haunt you even after you turn the last page.  

Even though THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON was not a normal read for me, my rating is a 4/5 because of the different writing style and the creativity needed to carry out the plot.​

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.




14 comments:

  1. I love I pick up a book that isn't my usual type of book and end up really enjoying myself. It sounds like this one really worked for you, this isn't my usual type of read either but you do have me curious enough to try it.

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    1. It was quite an odd read for me because of the point of view and the very different main character.

      It was a bit dark took, but it worked.

      Thanks for stopping, Kimberly.

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  2. I'm not sure of the point of view.

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  3. It doesn't sound like what I normally read either, but now you have me interested.

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    1. It was dark but interesting.

      The main character was very different.

      Thanks for stopping, Ellen.

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  4. Glad it was a worthwhile read for you, Elizabeth. It's YA, right?

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    1. It turned out to be an ok read.

      I am not sure if it's YA.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  5. This sounds quite interesting, Elizabeth. Excellent review!

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    1. Thank you for the positive comments that you always leave for me.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  6. This sounds interesting but not compelling enough for me to want to read, although I do like books that are different.

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    1. It was very different, Laura.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  7. I received this book too, totally unsolicited and as such unplanned and I haven't read it yet. Your review still makes it hard for me to determine if it will be right for me. Thanks.

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    1. It was VERY different, Anita, but interesting.

      Thanks for stopping.

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