Saturday, March 19, 2011

Would You Rather by Chris Higgins

Flick loves to play Would you Rather? with her friends: Daddy or chips? Boyfriend or career? Snog or marry? Life is all about the choices you make, and all around her Flick watches her family grapple with life-altering decisions.

When Flick's dad discovers that he's adopted, so begins a mystery that leads him to a long lost secret at the very heart of their family - one that leads back to a choice that was made many years ago, and once uncovered, will rock Flick's world ...

There's something about this cover that I amn't mad about. I can't put my finger on it, but it's something. The colours are lovely and go great together and all the little flowers and hearts are pretty. In real life it's glittery along the top half and that's a nice touch. I don't know why the pencils are there though. Maybe it's to represent Flick's love of writing but I'm not sure.

Flick's  Grandpa was really kind and despite him lying to Flick's dad, I liked him. I also liked Flick's older sister Ezzie's boyfriend, Spud. He was so cool and so chill and just awesome...

Amy was Flick's best friend and although she was funny and a good friend, I didn't really see the point if her being there. Flick herself was slightly annoying, I don't know what is was that she did to be annoying, but she just was.

Unfortunately, I had the ending guessed halfway through the book. But there was another  minor twist at the end thrown in for good measure, which I certainly wasn't expecting, so that was great.

The writing in this book was really good. Chris Higgins is obviously a talented author, but from what I've heard about her other books, I don't think this is her best one. However it hasn't put me off and I am eager to read her debut novel '32C, That's Me' which I've heard great things about.

I would give this book 3.5/5. I wouldn't really recommend it, and it was a bit disappointing considering everything I've heard about the author. But like I said, this author has potential, so I hopefully will read more of her books.

Source: Bought
Pages: Paperback: 272
Age Group: 10+
Official Publication Date: 1st October 2009
Publisher: Hachette Childrens Books 
Author Website:

Review done as part of the British Books Challenge 2011 hosted by The Bookette.


  1. I think the cover's really quite sweet. But the pencils don't really look like they belong. But brilliant review!

    Which hardback though; the old or the new? (:
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    Thanks for the comments! :)

  2. I read this and loved it! I suppose we have different opinions this time, lol. I really like the cover though :o)

  3. Good review, shame the book disappointed you. Chris Higgins is a great author, I have read two of her books and both fantastic! And I agree with you, the cover is really nice!

    ps. I am currently reading Girl, Missing and loving it! Thanks for recommending it :)

  4. Thanks for the follow! I'm following you as well :) Also, great review!

  5. Hello, I'm new to your blog. This isn't a book I've heard of before, but I quite like the cover :)


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