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When We Were Good The year 2000 isn t starting out too well for Toronto high school senior Katherine Boatman Not only has her oldest friend ditched her for yet another boyfriend, her beloved grandmother died on New Year s Eve, leaving a void of goodness in her life that Katherine s not sure how to fill While overwhelmed with sadness and self doubt, Katherine unexpectedly finds new love, both for Toronto s underground music scene and for her would be savior a straight edge, loudmouthed misfit named Marie As Katherine seeks comfort in jagged guitars, mind reading poets and honest conversations, she struggles to figure out not only what she and Marie might mean to each other, but also what it truly means to be good. Free Read When We Were Good By Suzanne Sutherland For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

☆ Looking for a really good When We Were GoodPDF Author SuzanneSutherland – grisedalelodge.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 227 pages
  • When We Were Good
  • Suzanne Sutherland
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 1927513111

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  1. Suzanne Sutherland s debut YA novel is a fabulous story of teen angst This is a page turner with a tight plot, beautifully described Toronto settings and a well drawn protagonist navigating her world of...

  2. Writing characters with mental illness is always a delicate balance Representing the character s experience in an authentic way without alienating the reader is tricky stuff, but Sutherland manages to nab this balance Marie is an interesting character and a unique love interest for Katherine, not solely because there are so few lesbian love stories in YA, but because she is just as irritating as she is endearing I oscillated between really liking Marie to finding her oppressive throughout the Writing characters with mental illness is always a delicate balance Representing the character s experience in an authentic way without alienating the reader is tricky stuff, but Sutherland manages to nab this balance Marie is an interesting character and a unique love interest for Katherine, not solely because there are so few lesbian love stories in YA, but because she is just as irritating as she is endearing I oscillated between really liking Marie to finding her oppressive throughout the novel, but there is no denying that her incredibly energy, dedication to music and sheer life force is exactly what Katherine needs.I very much enjoyed the Toronto experience in the book and I imagine readers will, too It s not enough to mention street names Queen West and landmarks Bloor Street Viaduct , in order to create an authentic experience you have to capture the atmosphere, energy and community of a city, which Sutherland does It s sad that in...

  3. Graded By AlixCover Story Chronologically AppropriateBFF Charm Maybe Roger MurtaughSwoonworthy Scale 1Talky Talk Straight Up AngstyBonus Factors DiversityAnti Bonus Factors Peer PressureRelationship Status Young MenteeRead the full book report here.

  4. This review originally posted at More Than Just MagicNot only does When We Were Good tell the story of a young girl trying to figure out who she is and how she can do some good in the world, it s also a portrait of a city at a particular point in time That city being, of course, Toronto.Sometimes the city a novel is set in is incon...

  5. While the world didn t end when the calender turned from December 31st, 1999 to January 1st, 2000, things in Katherine Boatman s life aren t going so well Her best friend and her couldn t be further apart and her grandmother died suddenly on New Year s Eve, leaving a void that she doesn t know how to fill In When We Were Good, Suzanne Sutherland offers the world a beautifully written debut novel with an edgy realness that teens who are struggling with or who have struggled with their sexuali While the world didn t end when the calender turned from December 31st, 1999 to January 1st, 2000, things in Katherine Boatman s life aren t going so well Her best friend and her couldn t be further apart and her grandmother died suddenly on New Year s Eve, leaving a void that she doesn t know how to fill In When We Were Good, Suzanne Sutherland offers the world a beautifully written debut novel with an edgy realness that teens who are struggling with or who have struggled with their sexuality will appreciate.Sutherland writes a believable and sensitive portrait of a teen girl, who is struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, with feelings of self hatred and the confusing feelings of love fo...

  6. I received my copy from Goodreads First Reads.I really enjoyed this book with its plot and themes about goodness and not caring about the views of society I liked the strong personalities of the characters as well as the varying voices of Katherine in different situations clipped with family, but open about Megan and Marie The possible romance between Katherine and Marie was also well done in that they don t immediately fall for each other, but the author lets it build up to leave the reader I received my copy from Goodreads First Reads.I really enjoyed this book with its plot and themes about goodness and not caring about the views of society I liked the strong personalities of the characters as well as the varying voices of Katherine ...

  7. I agree with one of the reviews here that I am probably too old to enjoy this book, although I did appreciate the Toronto references and thought how a pre teenaged me would have been thrilled to recognize the downtown and indie rock landmarks name checked in it Though it might have beenfun had the author branched out a little beyond a few Annex sites and the Kathedral Reverb Holy Joe trifecta of kiddie punk rock in her survey of all ages Toronto circa 2000 Overall, it felt like a since I agree with one of the reviews here that I am probably too old to enjoy this book, although I did appreciate the Toronto references and thought how a pre teenaged me would have been thrilled to recognize the downtown and indie rock landmarks name checked in it Though it might have beenfun had the author branched out a little beyond a few Annex sites and the Kathedral Reverb Holy Joe trifecta of kiddie punk rock in her survey of all ages Toronto circa 2000 Overall, it felt like a sincere first effort by a very young author and amounted to a fairly fast and fun read I do have to comment...

  8. is facing her final year of school without her best friend her grandmother Her grandmother had always been there even when her overly busy parents weren t, so when she passes away from a heart attack on New Year s Eve, it means that Kathy doesn t have her most important person any.And that s when Marie walks into her life Marie s a straight edge, no booze, no drugs, no filter on her mouth, kind of girl She talks and talks, filling in the is facing her final year of school without her best friend her grandmother Her grandmother had always been there even when her overly busy parents weren t, so when she passes away from a heart attack on New Year s Eve, it means that Kathy doesn t have her most important person any.And that s when M...

  9. To be quite honest, I wasn t a fan of the plot nor the characters when I was reading As a Canadian the Toronto setting was familiar, but I wasn t sure what it was that had me binge reading and looking forward to being able to sit back down with the book again For some reason, Katherine s life became my own I ve got no interest in underground Toronto music scenes of straight edged misfits and ex friend drama, but for some reason I understood I wasn t even sure if I liked the book, but I kept To be quite honest, I wasn t a fan of the plot nor the characters when I was reading As a Canadian the Toronto setting was familiar, but I wasn t sure what it was that had me binge...

  10. A coming out coming of age story in many ways, set in my beloved Toronto It was a great kind of feeling to read about streets and places I know and also to contextualize that with music and the real end of an era, literally.It s a lovely, engaging read that delves into the sort of maelstrom self discovery brings when you least expect it I loved this character s relationships with her parents as a couple and individually I liked how detached she was from them and how she compared it with the A coming out coming of age story in many ways, set in my beloved Toronto It was a great kind of feeling to read about streets and places I know and also to contextualize t...