Review: Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, Eleanor Wood

A group of teenagers lives collide when one day, they’re in a lift together and a man dies. Over the years, an unlikely friendship forms…

I’ve been excited to read Floored since I got a sampler of it at Young Adult Lit Con last year, so when I got approved for it on NetGalley I was over the moon.

Initially, I loved reading Floored. I was so invested in the plot aswell as the characters backgrounds. I stayed up late and woke up early to read it, it had me gripped. I’m always a sucker for unlikely friendship and the fact friendship was formed from a loss was something I thought was really nice.

Where I struggled to keep interested was each time jump, with a year apart each time a lot happened with the characters and I felt I couldn’t quite get a connection with them because of this. I did care about them to some extent and was rooting for each of them to live the best lives possible. Something else I struggled with was remembering their names, which was a smaller issue than you’d think as each character did have a unique voice and something to set them apart from the others, but the names just didn’t stick.

There was some really important parts throughout this book that I loved. Unbreakable friendship being one, and some good life messages being another. I loved that the characters had struggles to overcome and the ability to grow with some determination.

Though Floored won’t become a favourite of mine, it could easily become someone elses. I would recommend it.

Thank you to Macmillan Children’s Books via NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Floored will be published on 12th July and can be preordered here.

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