Friday 25 June 2021

#BlogTour Someone I Used to Know by Paige Toon

It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Someone I Used to Know by Paige Toon.

About the Author

Sunday Times bestseller Paige Toon was born in 1975 and grew up between England, Australia and America. A philosophy graduate, she worked at teen, film and women' magazines, before ending up at Heat magazine as Reviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen novels which have sold 1.5million copies worldwide. In 2016, The One We Fell in Love With, was selected for the WH Smith Zoella Book Club. 

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About the book 

Then - At fifteen, George is the foster brother Leah never asked for. As the angry, troubled boy struggles to come to terms with his circumstances, Leah finds herself getting drawn closer to him. Theo’s wealthy family have mysteriously pulled him out of boarding school and he’s now enrolled at the local state school with Leah and George. When their worlds collide that summer, the three teenagers form a bond they believe will be unbreakable. But life doesn’t always go to plan...

Now - Shocking news brings Leah back to Yorkshire, baby daughter in tow. But Emilie’s father Theo isn’t with them, and George has unexpectedly returned. After half a lifetime, have they healed the scars of their pasts? Will coming back home set their hearts in a different direction?


Leah, George and Theo are thrown together and bound by events, as one can only be bound in teenage experiences. Their friendships and feelings endure through separation, betrayal and tragedy.

Although at the core this is a story about love and broken hearts learning to trust, reconnect and love again, the surrounding story is not only poignant it is also timely. I think it's fair to say that we are suffering a very particularly tragic crisis as the number of children being taken into foster care, into care and being removed from their homes, soars.

It's important to shine a light on the foster carers who legitimately try to give children a safe haven, if only for a short time. Not everyone has the right motivation, but let's focus on the people who genuinely become a sanctuary - like Leah's parents are to so many.

It's a heartwarming and incredibly sad story at times. So many damaged children in need of shelter, safety and care, making the only connections they can - with children going through similar trauma. In the midst of this a friendship and love blossoms, the kind of connection you don't make often in life.

It's the kind of read that makes you nostalgic and equally sad, and then hopeful that for some there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Buy Someone I Used to Know at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎Simon & Schuster UK pub date 24 Jun. 2021 - £8.99 | Paperback Original. Buy at Amazon com

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