July 19, 2018

REVIEW| Floored

Sara Barnard; Holly Bourne; Tanya Byrne; Non Pratt; Melinda Salisbury; Lisa Williamson; Eleanor Wood

UK Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
UK Release Date: July 12th, 2018

** I was sent a proof via the publisher for an honest review**


When they got in the lift, they were strangers (though didn't that guy used to be on TV?): Sasha, who is desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he's the best-looking guy in the lift and is eyeing up Velvet, who knows what that look means when you hear her name and it doesn't match the way she looks, or the way she talks; Dawson, who was on TV, but isn't as good-looking as he was a few years ago and is desperately hoping no one recognizes him; Kaitlyn, who's losing her sight but won't admit it, and who used to have a poster of Dawson on her bedroom wall, and Joe, who shouldn't be here at all, but who wants to be here the most.

And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year.


Once upon a time, a blogger was casually strolling through her Twitter feed and saw the announcement - well it was the picture of the seven authors all together in a lift, much like the six teens whose paths cross when they all get stuck in a lift.

I don't know how they did it but this book was seamless in how events unfold and keeping the actions of characters accurate, and remaining true to who's perspective I was in. I think that the seven authors team really helped in creating dynamic characters that stood out on the page. Every single one of these characters had relatable characteristics and were grounded in believable and relatable backgrounds, even if they were politician son's or washed up child stars. They were still people, just flawed, like me. I'm still trying to put a character to an author. My only guess is maybe Melinda Salisbury wrote Dawson? (I'm probably completely wrong.)

Really enjoyed the time frame that this story was told in. Floored is told in the time expanse of when they first meet in the lift and what happens every year for six years when they decide to meet up for the anniversary. This format opens up a fast-paced window into these characters lives and somehow learn everything that makes them in a very short amount of time. 


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