Updated: Aug 12
Hello, and welcome to my blog to read the review of the lovely and entertaining read S.O.P.H.I.E by C.J Noble. I received a copy of this ARC through Book Sirens after the author reached out to me and I am glad I accepted it as I really enjoyed the story!
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"The Climb's going to be tough, but wait till you see the view at the end"
Oxford, England, September 2023. A world not quite our own...
Fifteen-year-old Tim Alto has one thing on his mind, and one thing only. Not to make a complete fool of himself in front of his crush at the end of summer party (which isn’t easy when your overly tight jeans are making you walk like a penguin). But, in a city where androids are part of everyday life, anything can happen. A stolen wallet ruins Tim’s evening, and things go from bad to worse when the perpetrator shows up at school the next day.
Tim suddenly finds himself thrust onto a path filled with assault, grief, tests of friendship and unexpected romance.
A path that will lead Tim to question what it really means to be human.
This was a very enjoyable book. It was written really well and I felt I was inside of the minds of a group of teenagers. I felt all the awkwardness of their behaviour as they tried to navigate through life, trying to get through one day at a time. I really enjoyed getting to know Tim, Jeff and Sophie. I thought they were well written characters and had a lot of depth but still showed a younger more fun side. They had banter but also deep conversations, they acted In strong ways but also could be extremely immature at moments as you would expect a teenager to be.
I loved the relationship that formed between Tim and Sophie, they really connected on a deep level and it made the reveal all the more intriguing. Their friendship really grew roots and it built throughout the story. I have to say I did see where it was going quite early on but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story.
I read this very quickly and really enjoyed it from beginning to end. It was short, fun, quirky and made me want to dye my hair bright pink! Also I now have a craving for chips!
This book will be released on April 27th for general sale and I recommend you pick up a copy.
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