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If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

11 reviews

axel_p's review

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adventurous challenging emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

this was the story that i needed at the moment.

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miloblue's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

I really loved this book a lot. Both the characters and plot are complex in a way that I really appreciated. I think there’s definitely some stuff that went unexplored, but it’s hard to know for sure where that would have taken the story.

I think, if you like the cute ensemble cast of Heartstopper then you might find affinity and enjoyment with this. And yes, the ending is happy enough. 🥰🥰

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vampire_burrito's review

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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verysillygoose's review

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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lou88's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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luananki's review

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

loved the representation and especially the characters, very glad i got to read if you still recognise me

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rainbowpridepin's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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nikexistiertnik's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

while i have to say that the story was a little all over the place, i loved the book and i'm curious for cynthia so's future works. i fell in love with their short story in "proud", and while "if you still recognise me" is something completely different, it didn't disappoint. the representation?? loved it. the communication?? wonderful (not always, but lots of times). the fandom content?? heck yeah. 
although i REALLY wanted to know what happened with zaria and mayumi in the end aaaaaa
please also write eden recoiling, cynthia so

i'm so glad i got to read it, my heart is very happy now.

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bronteide's review

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

A really cute books which deals with a lot of issues, eg being queer in a mostly traditional community

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debbie_reads's review

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emotional funny hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I loved this book. Loved it. It kept me company on a very long train journey and as I neared the end of the book (and the journey) I found myself trying to slow down my reading, simply because I wasn't ready to be done with it yet.

I feel that, although there is a decent plot line, the most important aspects of this book are the characters and how they interact with each other and how they develop throughout the book. I felt there was a good mix of familial relationships, friendships and romantic entanglements and while the book did deal with some heavier topics - gender, sexuality, racism - it also had this fluffy, feel good aspect to it that just made it a quick, delightful read. Also - as a fan fiction reader myself it was excellent to see a fandom portrayed in such a positive light.

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