ALL ABOUT US BY TOM ELLEN – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY HQ ON THE 15th OCTOBER 2020

If you could turn back the clock, would you choose a different life?

Ben usually loves the month of December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. And then his old friend Alice gets back in touch. Ben’s always thought of Alice as the one that got away, and he can’t help but wonder: what if he’d done things differently all those years ago?

He never imagines he might get to find out… but when a stranger sells Ben a mysterious watch one freezing winter’s night, he’s astonished to wake up the next morning on 5th December 2005: the day he first kissed Daphne, leaving Alice behind.

Now Ben must make the biggest decision of his life, all over again. But this time around, will he finally find the courage to follow his heart?

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What did I think?

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish, wouldn’t it be so good if you could see how your life would have been if you had made a different decision years before. Written with different scenarios about the two women in his life at university, following the highs and lows of each relationship. Did he make the right choice, although is love a choice? Characters are great, while all working well together so you can feel what they are each like. What will he do if he had made the wrong choice and will he confess to his secrets that are troubling him? This would make a great Christmas present for the bookworm in the family or friends.

TOM ELLEN

Tom is an author and journalist from London, England. He is the co-writer of three critically acclaimed Young Adult novels: LOBSTERS (which was shortlisted for The Bookseller’s inaugural YA Book Prize), NEVER EVERS and FRESHERS. His solo adult debut novel is the romantic comedy ALL ABOUT US (HQ/HarperCollins, published October 2020). His books have been widely translated and are published in 20 countries. He is a regular contributor to Viz magazine and has also written for Cosmopolitan, Empire, Evening Standard Magazine, The Daily Mash, Glamour, NME, ESPN, ShortList, Time Out London, Vice, Stylist and many more.

The book is available on AMAZON

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