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Jip reviews Dark Poppy’s Demise

I just found this lovely little review that appeared in Monday’s Jip.

Die titel Dark Poppy’s Demise en die senuagtige vrouegesig op die voorblad ontlok ’n gevoel van
vrees.

Dié boek is een van S.A. Partridge se beste riller-romanses tot nog toe.

Die hoërskoolmeisie Jenna smag na aandag en probeer om van haar vaal beeld ontslae te
raak.Haar vriendekennet die één kant van haar persoonlikheid. Maar wanneer sy agter haar rekenaar inskuif,word syDark Poppy X ’n sensitiewe jong vrou wat intens in fotografie belangstel.

Die dag toe sy met Robert Rose begin e-klets, en hom later persoonlik ontmoet, bots die tweewêrelde waarin sy leef. . .

Robert,met sy smaraggroen oë, laat haar voor sy sjarme swig.Wie het gesê dis gevaarlik om mense oor die internet te ontmoet?

Die leserkanmaklikgeïrriteerd raakmet Jenna, aangesien sy aanhoudendkla, nooitverkeerdisnie, en in die proses haar eie ondergang bewerkstellig.

Wat die boek egter besonders maak, is die laaste ongeveer 30 bladsye, waar die storielyn ontknoop X moontlik ten koste van Jenna.

Dié is ’n lekkerleesboek. Gemaklike taal word gebruik en die gebeure is maklik om te volg.

Dark Poppy’s Demise is ’n boek wat alle tienerlesers, meisies én ouens, sal geniet. – Aldu Duminy

My Afrikaans is a little shaky, so a translation would be most welcome :)

You can read the review online here.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Carolyn</a>
    Carolyn
    August 17th, 2011 @14:56 #
     
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    Nice! It's definitely a carrot : ) They're saying it's your best youth thriller novel to date. The best part, according to them, is the last 30 pages where the story reaches a climax. They recommend it to all teenagers - guys and girls!

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    August 17th, 2011 @15:14 #
     
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    Thanks Carolyn. There's been some nice reviews cropping up for this one.

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  • JonathanAmid
    JonathanAmid
    August 17th, 2011 @16:06 #
     
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    Hi Sally. Have just finished Dark Poppy's Demise for a Litnet review to appear soon, really enjoyed the story and the fine writing. Well done!

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  • <a href="http://bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Carolyn</a>
    Carolyn
    August 17th, 2011 @16:15 #
     
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    That's great, Sally. Do send us any links to reviews that you find and we'll put it on Books LIVE.

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    August 17th, 2011 @16:37 #
     
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    @Jonathan So glad you enjoyed it! There's one for you @Carolyn :)

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  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    August 18th, 2011 @16:13 #
     
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    Lekkerlees riller-romans! Excellent review, Sally well done. Would NB consider translating it or are they already?? I hear from publishers that books in Afrikaans sell double and tripple the number of their local fiction English counterparts.

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