The Ice Cream Girls - Dorothy Koomson Reviews
Description:ISBN 1847443648 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Dorothy Koomson / Hardcover / 464 Pages / Book is published 2010-02-18 by Sphere
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As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only wi ...
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by - written on 05/10/13 (Very useful, 64 readings)
FIRST THINGS FIRST Although I had never heard of the author before, I read a couple of very glowing reviews of this book online, and by sheer coincidence I found a newly-processed copy at my place of work (in a college library) later that day. Not being a great TV watcher, I was also completely unaware until then of the recent three-part dramatisation on the small screen. If the distinctly lukewarm reviews I have seen of that are anything to go by, the book seems to be far superior, one reason being that the televised version substitutes its own ending. It was apparently one the author did not care for. THE BOOK Serena Gorringe and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/07/11 (Very useful, 133 readings)
I'd read some really good reviews of this book and was really pleased when it turned up on the shelves of my local library a couple of weeks ago. As you'll no doubt have guessed from my recent reviews, I've been reading a lot of chick lit lately and fancied a swap to something a bit less fluffy. THE PLOT As teenagers, Poppy and Serena both had underage relationships with teacher, Marcus. When he was later found dead, they were accused of and tried for his murder. Dubbed 'The Ice Cream Girls' thanks to a photo of them eating ice cream which became notorious during the trial, Serena is found not guilty while Poppy is sent down. Fast forward twenty ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/03/11 (Very useful, 209 readings)
The first thing to say about this book is that it is absolutely brilliant; one of those books that grips you completely and totally immerses you into the lives of the characters. I certainly didn't want to have to put it down and do anything as sensible as going to sleep or cooking tea! I had no initial expectations about the book at all. I had no experience of the author, the title gave nothing away and the cover appeared calm and relaxing, just two girls arms with hands touching and part of their dresses showing against a pale sky and beach background. The colours of various flavours of ice cream are cleverly used in these illustrations with a gentle ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/11/10 (Very useful, 89 readings)
Having read some great reviews online for 'The Ice-Cream Girls', I added this to my reading list and checked it out on my last visit to the library. Don't be fooled by its sweet looking cover or its innocent sounding title - this book is one great psychological thriller that also deals with some quite complex and adult themes. The story starts with Serena, who on the face of it has a perfect life - big house, doting husband, great kids, a good job. However things are not always what they seem. Flicking through the newspaper one morning, Serena is horrified by one of the articles she comes across. A young lady called Poppy is about to be released from prison ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/10/10 (Very useful, 103 readings)
Serena has a good life, she is married to a Doctor and has two children, the only problem is her past. She is haunted by events from her teenage years and struggles to live her life without her husband knowing what happened. Poppy has a very different lie, she has served the last 20 years in prison for murder and believes she was wrongly sent down as she did not kill a man. She is determined to get justice when she is released and sets about making plans. Poppy and Serena are connected by their past, they both fell for Marcus, a teacher who loved to get young girls and treat them badly. He would be all nice and warm to them and sleep with them but ... Read the complete review
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