Things We Have in Common

Things We Have in Common

Book - 2017
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Yasmin, a high school misfit who desperately wants to fit in, notices a strange, sinister-looking man stalking Alice, the most popular girl in the school. Yasmin develops a relationship with him despite her resolution to use him to become a hero.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada :, MIRA,, 2017
Copyright Date: c2015
ISBN: 9780778326854
0778326853
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_KATI Apr 10, 2017

Here's the thing. Yasmin's voice will suck you in because she is always speaking to "you." Who is you? You better keep reading. But the end? The end threw me and I had to Google what happened. There are theories out there. Maybe you'll come up with your own. "Things We Have in Common" would also be a great thriller-type novel for teens.

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abcDena
Mar 02, 2017

Absolutely gripping portrait of a grief-addled obese girl who faces bullying at school and lives in a fantasy world of her own making.

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StarGladiator
Feb 23, 2017

I would call this a unique piece of fiction [simply because it is relatively difficult to classify and qualify]. An intriguing read; somewhat interesting in that it really isn't Young Adult, although it isn't quite horror, and not quite a murder mystery, but somewhere in between? [Publishers Weekly critic is far closer to being on target, the other is out to lunch!]

Ugh. If you want to be thoroughly sickened, read this book. It's all about the disturbed ramblings of a teenage mind. I kept reading, hoping for a conclusion. Wish I hadn't. Not one uplifting thing about this book.

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4catsdogs
Sep 04, 2015

I would have given this book 5 stars were it not for the anti-climactic ending. Still, it was a real page turner.

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