|No. of Pages:||336|
About The Book
YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers' heartsin this contemporary story of star-cross'd lovers.
Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn't left her in the lurch. Nicuis all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they're picking up litterin the park for community service. He's so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess.
She's got a lot to hide.
Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life,but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicuwants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. Buthis dad's fists are the most powerful force in Nicu's life, and in the end, he'll have to dowhat his dad wants.
As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The onlysafe place they have is with each other. But they can't be together, forever, and stay safe-can they?
An extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration between two Carnegiehonoured rising stars of YA. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman,Rainbow Rowell and John Green.
Sarah Crossan received the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her astonishing novel One,which also won the YA Book Prize,CBI Book of the Year Award and the CliPPA PoetryAward. Brian Conaghan's powerful debut, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for theCILIP Carnegie Medal, Peters Book of the Year and CBI Book of the Year Award.
About The Author
Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives inHertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before trainingas an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. She received the 2016 CILIPCarnegie Medal for her astonishing novel One, which also won the YA Book Prize,CBIBook of the Year Award and the CliPPA Poetry Award. Since completing a masters increative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.
|Title:||We Come Apart||Publisher:||bloomsbury publishing|
|Author:||Brian Conaghan And Sarah Crossan|
|No. of Pages:||336|
“We Never Get Lost And When I Wake I fear that our love will never be Found.” I read We Come Apart in one sitting. In fact, I think it’s the quickest I’ve ever read a full-fledged novel. Despite the fact that it was told in verse (like the quote above), We Come Apart was SUCH a different, thought provoking and consuming book to read. In fact, I found it VERY DIFFICULT to NOT put down. I’ve never read a book like this one before – told in verse, that is (is that what I should call it?) – Mostly because I never actually thought I’d like it. Poetry has never appealed much to me but after falling for this book, I feel like I should reconsider it. REASONS I LOVED THIS BOOK/ FELT ALL THE THINGS: 1. NICU: It’s very hard NOT to love someone who a) only wants a better life than the almost homeless, below the poverty line life that he was living in Romania before he came to England and b) who only wants to be GOOD, to make a life for himself in this county and BE ACCEPTED. I hated how EVERY SINGLE PERSON, even the adults and HIS TEACHERS judged him based on his language, his accent, his skin colour and the kids abused him and tortured him and yet HE WAS STILL A HOPEFUL FLOWER, because all he wanted was a good life for himself. I especially hated the school kids that beat him up and Meg (UGH) who said he touched her just FOR ATTENTION TO BE ON HER and it broke my heart that there was ALMOST NOBODY that would be nice to him, or cut him some slack. 2. THE REAL RAMPANT RACISM: Students enrolled in US universities after working twice as hard as any “white” kid aren’t allowed to return to STUDY. A Minister in India claims he will kill a hundred Muslims for even a single Hindu who dies. WE LIVE IN A HIGHLY RACIST WORLD, and We Come Apart captured the worst of it in a heart wrenching manner. 3. THE WRITING STYLE: Like I said before, I LOVED THE VERSE STYLE OF WRITING. Full Review on A Thousand Words A Million Books