This is Not Forgiveness

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A&C Black, Dec 25, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Everyone says that Caro is bad . . . but Jamie can't help himself. He thinks of her night and day and can't believe that she wants to be his girlfriend. Gorgeous, impulsive and unconventional, she is totally different to all the other girls he knows. His sister, Martha, hates her. Jamie doesn't know why, but there's no way he's going to take any notice of her warnings to stay away from Caro.

But as Jamie falls deeper and deeper under her spell, he realises there is more to Caro - much more. There are the times when she disappears and doesn't get in touch, the small scars on her wrists, her talk about revolutions and taking action, not to mention the rumours he hears about the other men in her life.

And then always in the background there is Rob, Jamie's older brother, back from Afghanistan and traumatised after having his leg smashed to bits there. Jamie wants to help him, but Rob seems to be living in a world of his own and is increasingly difficult to reach.

With Caro, the summer should have been perfect . . . but that isn't how things work out in real life, and Jamie is going to find out the hard way.

This taut psychological drama is the brilliant new novel from acclaimed Celia Rees.
  

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As someone who enjoys Rees's historical fiction, I was extremely disappointed by this offering. Her writing is always technically sound, and in this case, there's a good story in there somewhere ... Read full review

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At the beginning of this story the main character, Jamie, was an average Joe with a crush on a black sheep called Caro, who he knew was completely out of his league. In his pursuit of Caro, he went on ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
25
Section 4
41
Section 5
55
Section 6
75
Section 7
83
Section 8
93
Section 14
159
Section 15
165
Section 16
173
Section 17
179
Section 18
195
Section 19
217
Section 20
225
Section 21
231

Section 9
101
Section 10
115
Section 11
123
Section 12
133
Section 13
141
Section 22
241
Section 23
245
Section 24
251
Section 25
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About the author (2011)

Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa where she writes her novels. She has been shortlisted for both the Guardian and the Whitbread children's fiction awards. Her novels have been translated into over twenty languages.

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