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If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

6 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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emilycrowleyyy's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective 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


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dododenise's review

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slow-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

3.5

A lovely story.
At some points it did slow down a bit too much for me and I grew bored. I don’t think I was hooked enough for how long the story was. But then there was also parts where I devoured the pages. 

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teaskate's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Enjoyed the diversity that is really missing in the current media we are presented with. A lot of people don’t get representation, which is just plain said awful. So I liked to see the representation. Other than that is the message really heart warming and so important. Seeing Elsie grow was pretty great. Thank you :)

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melm1216's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful 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

4.0


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demetria_books01's review

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emotional funny hopeful reflective relaxing fast-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

4.75

Such a beautiful and heartwarming story 🥹🥰 I’ve struggled a bit with reading anything recently but this book turned out to be a perfect cure for my slump! ‘If you still recognise me’ is a book about self-discovery, finding love for your roots, friendship but mostly about taking life the way it is and not missing on the opportunities it gives us. As I always tell myself: it’s better to regret doing something than to regret not doing it. 

One thing I found a bit creepy( and one of the characters also found it to be that way) is the idea of doing something crazy, like trying to look for someone from the past of our friend’s grandma, for someone we barely know. Moreover, what Elsie did could be taken in real life as some sort of stalking because it’s definitely a invasion of privacy. 

If we ignore the whole craziness I just mentioned, this book is worth reading! It’s fast-paced and has likeable characters, which makes the whole experience very pleasant. I really enjoyed ‘If you still recognise me’ and I’m very grateful to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read it.

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