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Truth or Dare by Non Pratt

A powerful and moving novel about bravery from the Guardian's "writer to watch" Non Pratt, perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, John Green and Holly Bourne. How far is too far when it comes to the people you love? Claire Casey hates being the centre of attention. But if it means getting Sef Malik to notice her, it’s a risk she’s happy to take. Sef is prepared to do anything to help his recently disabled brother. But this means putting Claire’s love – and life – on the line. Because when you're willing to risk everything, what is there left to lose?

As I expected and hoped I adored this and found myself unable to put it down staying up long past my bedtime.

There are many reasons why I loved this book. Firstly Non just gets teens and captures that teen voice perfectly. Her characters feel real and it is very easy to root for them from page one. I liked how it tackled ideas round the use of social media and role in has in modern society both positive and negative especially when the characters start up their youtube channel of truth and dares. I loved the relationship between the two main characters Sef and Claire and seeing how and why it developed as it did. I loved how it was funny, poignant, romantic and thoughtful all at the same time. It is also one of those books which tackles a lot of issues around things like racism, feminism and body image superbly without it ever feeling like a "issues" book.

In short it's an unputdownable read which is clever, poignant and unpredictable. I loved it.