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The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti || Review

Romi Reads

2018-06-27 19.10.50

Title: The Eight Mountains
Author(s): Paolo Cognetti
No. of pages: 239
Genre: Literature, Coming of age
Publication date: November 8th 2016
Date read: June 25th 2018
5/5 ★

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Review – Snake Ropes by Jess Richards

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I have had this on my physical shelf for years. I originally bought it on sale and it didn’t come with a dust jacket so there wasn’t much to go on. I only knew it’s a dystopian setting on the Scottish Isles. I tried a chapter earlier this year with the hopes of not being interested and, therefore, unhauling it. That didn’t work out as planned…

Snake Ropes

by Jess Richards


Synopsis by GoodReads

Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on…

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