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Double Negative - Susan Marshall (3)

  • ASIN: ‎ B09KSDMQ6L
  • Publisher: ‎ Evernight Teen (November 12, 2021)
  • Kindle: ‎ 1644 KB
  • Print: ‎ 306 pages




Injured competitive swimmer Reece never wanted to be Vice Prez of West Hill High. It was her brother Jamie’s idea, just something to do until she could get back into the pool.

She knew that Jamie—who led his campaign with a striptease “election speech”—would be a complete “President Dumbass.” But Reece didn’t foresee that she’d fall hard for Jamie’s Student Council rival, Zain.

Zain is hot and intense, plus an amputee and a basketball star. Between Zain’s disability and Reece’s surgery, they have their challenges, but that deepens their connection—until he drops a bombshell about his accident. Suddenly, everything important to Reece starts to implode.

Struggling with issues of family loyalty, secrets, and scars, Reece must decide if real relationships are worth the heartache.


A lover of libraries, Susan obtained a Masters Degree in Library Science but found that she was too disorganized for that field. Instead, Susan worked at The Globe and Mail newspaper and then Seneca College. Four kids later, she decided to stay-at-home, spending her quiet moments indulging her love of writing.

The old adage is to "write what you know." In Double Negative, Susan channels her experience as a parent of a teen amputee and her misguided belief that she was once an athlete. The inspiration for NemeSIS was the complicated sister dynamic in Susan's estrogen fuelled household in Hamilton, Ontario. An avid reader, she loves e-books and falls asleep nightly to the soft glow, oblivious to what happened on the last page.

Susan lives in Toronto with her husband, three sons, a daughter, rescue dog Bean and Indy the cat.



REVIEW:
When I read the the author's bio and saw she was from my hometown, I was on board to read her book. I then read the description to see what I was getting myself into, and was pleasantly surprised.
What a great story! It helps the author drew inspiration from her own life. When you were reading about Reese, it felt authentic. I really enjoyed the hint of romance too. I swooned a little over Zain myself. He is dark, mysterious and sweet if you get inside. Great character development, I really felt connected to them.
I look forward to reading more from the author, and not just for hometown sake! She has a real talent and kept my attention throughout!


4/5




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