Unboxed by Non Pratt
Pages – 140
Released – 15th August 2016
Publisher – Barrington Stoke
Genres – Young Adult and Contemporary
Rating – 4/5
Five friends put together a memory box about the best summer they had together and stow it away for viewing years down the line. Now, four friends meet up at their old school to open their memory box. There are only four of them now because their friend Millie has died. Inside are letters for all of them, photos and much more. Plus a new letter from Millie with special instructions for the four of them.
This book is perfect for a daily commute, if you have an hour to spare or just want a quick read. I read it whilst sat eating my dinner. It is a book you get caught up in very quickly and finish reading before you want it to end.
The author of Unboxed, Non Pratt wrote this book beautifully. It tackles issues of friendship, sexuality and death but in a light-hearted and easy to understand way. I picked up this book because of how much I loved Non Pratt’s novel Trouble. If you have read that book I would really recommend this book. Non Pratt writes incredible novels.
The characters in this book show all of the different personalities and qualities that teenagers have. Some are quiet and shy, others outgoing and extravagant. It is definitely a book with a variety of characters.
The only issue I had with this book is that I wanted more! I wanted to learn more about characters stories. I wanted to delve deeper into the story. But I think the point that Non Pratt was trying to make with this book is that you don’t have to delve so far into a character to become really interested in their story.
This book was written by Non Pratt particularly for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers over the age of 13. I think it is a perfect book to get people into reading and making them want to read more.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Non Pratt is the perfect voice for young adults, she is raw and honest. I really want her to release more books soon! I would recommend this book to young adults and especially anyone who is trying to get into reading.
Until next time,