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Mar 02 2016

All that is lost between us by Sara Foster

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Simon and Schuster, 2016. ISBN 9781925184785
(Age: 15+) Recommended. Seventeen year old Georgia Turner is isolating herself from her friends and family because she has a secret she has been keeping but is desperate to tell her cousin and best friend, Sophia. Anya, Georgia's mother is the school psychologist but no matter what she tries, Georgia pushes her away. If only she could have the back up from her husband, Callum, but that relationship has become distant and isn't like when the children were younger. Zac, Georgia's younger brother is worried about his sister after she is involved in an accident. He stumbles across Georgia's secret and is determined to help keep it for her. When Georgia's secret is revealed on social media the twists and turns of everyone's secrets begin to unravel. Can this tragedy bring the Turner family back to a whole family unit once more?
This is the fourth book from Sara Foster, with the previous 3 all reaching into the top 8 Australian good reads. The story is told from the point of view of the Turner family so you get both sides of the story and feel empathy for the characters. The mystery element was compelling and I found it hard to put the book aside. At times it is fast paced and at other times you are able to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Lake District. Foster brings attention to the hazards of Social Media and how it can impact not just the individual but a whole community.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to readers who are 15 years and above.
Jody Holmes

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