A review by debbie_reads
If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

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


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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