Book Number 1: Starter for Ten by David Nicholls

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Starter for Ten by David Nicholls

Starter for Ten by David Nicholls

Thursday 1st January – Monday 5th January
Genre: Fiction – Contemporary

I really enjoyed “One Day” and saw this come up for free on the iBook store, so I thought I’d give this a go…

The book follows Brian, a first year university student who is desperate to get on University Challenge. He falls madly in love with Alice, another team member, and the book follows him at University pursuing Alice and getting ready for University Challenge.

The book looks at class, with the contrast between Alice, a rich upper class girl, and Brian a working class teen, as well as some of the social and political issues of the 80s.

I have to be honest, whilst the book was well written, and the story was fun and interesting, I just didn’t like Brian. I thought he was a bit of an idiot, and because of that I found it difficult to like him and root for him. I also didn’t particularly like Alice either, and even Rebecca was difficult to really like.

So, all in all, not a bad read, I quite enjoyed it, it was funny and interesting, but difficult to really enjoy as I didn’t like the characters very much…

Next: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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