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The Girl Who… by Andreina Cordani

Genre: Young Adult, Psychological Thriller
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Little Brown
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About the Book

The girl who… survived
The girl who… inspires
The girl who… has something to hide
People can’t bring themselves to say what happened to her. They just describe her as ‘the girl who… you know…’. But nobody really knows, no one sees the real Leah.
Leah is the perfect survivor. She was seven years old when she saw her mother and sister killed by a troubled gang member. Her case hit the headlines and her bravery made her a national sweetheart: strong, courageous and forgiving.
But Leah is hiding a secret about their deaths. And now, ten years later, all she can think of is revenge.
When Leah’s dad meets a new partner, stepsister Ellie moves in. Sensing Leah isn’t quite the sweet girl she pretends to be, Ellie discovers that Leah has a plan, one she has been putting together ever since that fateful day. Now that the killer – and the only one who knows the truth – is being released from prison, time is running out for Ellie to discover how far Leah will go to silence her anger…


My Thoughts

This is a deep and powerful story about revenge and guilt; how bottled feelings can destroy a person and all the people surrounding them. It doesn’t matter if you read young adult or adult fiction, this is a story that will move you inside, remember it.
This is the story of Leah, everyone knows her story and how a gang killed her mother and sister; she seems to have accepted it and has a more or less peaceful life until her father finds a new partner and she and her daughter Ellie, move in. This will be the beginning of the end, Ellie will meet the real Leah and distrust her from the beginning, seeing that she is hiding more than she let everyone know and that she has a secret plan…
The story is told between three characters; Leah, Ellie and the killer, Boyd, sharing their thoughts and emotions make the story more realistic and complete, you can “understand” them.
I liked that this young adult book was not about romance or relationships, it’s about anger and vengeance, a way to remember adults that teenagers have emotions and they need to express it. If they don’t, like the adults, the emotions will become dangerous and explosive with unexpected results!
This had been a slow pace story, but original and very interesting, makes you think about all the times we keep emotions bottled or try to ignore our little ones emotions.
Ready to discover “The Girl Who…”


About The Author

When she was at school, Andreina Cordani used to get out of PE by saying she would use the time to write a book and dedicate it to her gym teacher.
Sadly it took years of exercise-dodging before she was able to complete The Girl Who, and she hasn’t been able to touch her toes since 2002.In the following years, she pursued a career in journalism, working for women’s magazines including: That’s Life, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. Specialising in ‘real life’ stories, she interviews seemingly ordinary people about their extraordinary lives – most of which you wouldn’t believe if you read it in a novel.
She lives on the Dorset coast with her family where she reads voraciously, watches YouTubers with increasing fascination and swims in the sea.