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Book Review: If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

"Elsie has a crush on Ada, the only person in the world who truly understands her. Unfortunately, they've never met in real life and Ada lives an ocean away. But Elsie has decided it's now or never to tell Ada how she feels. That is, until her long-lost best friend Joan walks back into her life.


In a summer of repairing broken connections and building surprising new ones, Elsie realises that she isn't nearly as alone as she thought. But now she has a choice to make..."


Pages: 384

 

Today I’m so excited to be reviewing If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So. Thank you so much Little Tiger Books for my advanced copy! If You Still Recognise Me will be published tomorrow in the UK!

This was such a heartfelt and heartwarming read! I immediately loved Elsie from the very first page - she was such an engaging and cute main character, I just wanted to give her a big hug! She has such a big heart and it is easy to tell how much love she has for her friends and family!


Plus I loved how the author captured the beauty and specialness of online friendships whilst also developing the offline friendships! I thought it was so beautiful how each type of friendship was shown as important! I know personally how much I treasure my friends I’ve made in my life just as much as those I’ve met online - each one has been so important to me! I also loved how many different LGBTQIA+ identities were represented throughout this story and it was so beautifully sapphic too! This was the perfect read to start off Pride Month!


The plot was so captivating and I really enjoyed how it unfolded! The journey of trying to find her friends grandmothers long lost love was so sweet and it was like reading a queer Letters to Juliet which I absolutely adored!


If You Still Recognise Me is an absolutely beautiful, sapphic read that I loved reading! This is going to be a book that I recommend to everyone from now on!

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