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I think it help reading this when I was in my thirties, that way you can really empathise with how life turns out for some of the characters. Clare’s writing makes me feel like I am there as the character, and therefore invested in what happens. Publication dates are subject to change (although this is an extremely uncommon occurrence overall). It’s about love, friendship, and different types of family dynamics and how people chose to hide their feelings or try to ignore them. Clare’s gift for storytelling and her quirky but incredibly accessible style make her novels a sheer joy to read.

Praise for Clare Chambers-'Modern, intelligently observed and highly original' Daily Mail'This delicious novel is a joy from beginning to end - a perfect novel' Lisa Jewell'Charming - A funny and moving story with a great deal of style' Sunday Telegraph'A spirited account of growing up and falling in love' Good Housekeeping'An intelligent and escapist read - well written, and very funny' Daily Express Abigail Jex never expected to see any of the Radley household again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.As an honorary member of the family she is privy to much of their daily life, but some of the intricacies are lost on her. I wish the author had spent more time developing the part of the story connected with Abigail's discovery of a previously unknown family member - but I cannot explain further for fear of spoiling the novel for those who have yet to read it. And I found it strange that she started spending all her time with the Radleys, not to mention the fact that she never spoke to Abigail again after she was broken-hearted and instead started going out with Rad all by herself. It starts with a present situation and then goes back in time for most of the book until everything is explained and you get back to where you started.

The characters live through the consequences of every random and deliberate decision they have made. We follow Abigail as she eagerly embarks on new adventures throughout her teenage years in the Radley household. And very few of them are spared, since this is also a paean to youthful stupidity and inexperience and inattentive parenting.

I am so glad I did, I really enjoyed the story and the way events unfold from the perspective of Abigail, the main character. In dramatic contrast to her own conventional family, the Radley's were extraordinary, captivating creatures transplanted from a bohemian corner of North London to outer suburbia, and the young Abigail found herself drawn into their magic circle: the eccentric Frances, her new best friend; Frances' mother, the liberated, headstrong Lexi; and of course the brilliant, beautiful Rad. Abigail thought she'd banished the ghost of her life with them and the catastrophe that ended it, but thirteen years later a chance encounter forces her to acknowledge that the spell is far from broken .

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