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Phantom Limbs

by Paula Garner

Otis and Meg were inseparable until the terrible accident that ripped both their families apart. Since then it’s been three years of radio silence between them.

Otis is training to be an Olympic swimmer but then Meg moves back into town…

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Newman Catholic School
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Newman Catholic School
Hey! How many of you have read this book? I thought it was good personally, but a fair few of my friends seemed to disagree. I really enjoyed the story, as well as the the bad language it used- the thing that my friends seemed to dislike. I honestly liked it more because of the honest language and conversations, making the story seem that bit more realistic in my eyes as I don’t know many teens who don’t swear. I also loved the story itself obviously. I loved it when (spoiler!) Dara lowered her unrealistic ambitions for Otis but still… Read more »
Caldew School
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Caldew School

I agree, dara was one of the best characters from the book. I loved her attitude towards love between meg and Otis. However I have to disagree overall because despite the good character, I thought the book was a bit of a disappointment and a let down

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Dowdales School
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Dowdales School

The story had good character development but I felt as if it moved too slowly. Not much happened overall and Otis seemed a bit obsessed with Meg. I understand that it was hard for him seeing his best friend leave, but after three years I would’ve thought he’d have moved on a bit.

Caldew School
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Caldew School

just started reading this book and I think its got a good start although the way he pines for meg seems a bit much, I mean I’m sure he can live without her, because he went three years and four months when she left so he could cope with that

Caldew School
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Caldew School

I’m about halfway through this book now and I have to admit some of the language used is quite vulgar and it is so painful reading about how he moons over meg. I mean can’t he just get a life and move on from her, she’s not the only girl in the world

Caldew School
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Caldew School

Okay I just finished this book and I didn’t really like it that much. I thought it was painful about how much he mooned over Meg, and there was such an unbearable amount of romance in it that, I couldn’t wait for the book to end. I would probably give it a 5 out of 10

Newman Catholic School
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Newman Catholic School

Read the book, and got to admit it seemed a bit predictable after the first two chapters. Once we learned about the tragic events that tore the two best friends apart and that one of them is moving back, we can guess how it’s going to turn out… even with the added part of an over-ambitious swim teacher with one arm.

Caldew School
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Caldew School

I personally haven’t read this book but many people have insisted that i should read it as my last book as they did not enjoy it. Some people have even suggested that i shouldn’t read it all. First impressions on this book aren’t great but i will decided if it is ‘Dope or Nope

Kirkbie Kendal School
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Kirkbie Kendal School

Even after reading the first few pages I am enthralled in the book and really want to read it all the way through.

Trinity School
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Trinity School

I love the story line and development of characters, but I think it is inappropriate for young teenagers and the language is awful and not in context at times.

Caldew School
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Caldew School

I agree they talk in a very vulgar way at times which kind of ruins the book. definitely not for younger people

Caldew School
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Caldew School

I really enjoyed this book, however a few friends seemed to dislike it. I think that the language used helped the conversations to seem more realistic, and I thought how the characters reacted to different situations was believable and effective. The romance didn’t particularly bother me, despite my usual dislike of romance books, and I thought it actually added a lot to the story. I thought that Dara was a great character, she was realistic and her character development was excellent. I would give the book 9/10, I really enjoyed it 🙂

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