Sophie Someone by Hayley Long
Published by: Hot Key Books
Format: ARC E-Book
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Sophie Someone is a book about a girl. The story is relatively short and only has one major plot point, of Sophie trying to discover her identity, but what really makes this book interesting is how it’s told. Sophie is Belgian, and in order to get across the language barrier, Long used different words to communicate Sophie’s not-entirely comprehensive understanding of English. For example, fax meant fax and freckle meant friend. To begin with, this was hard to understand, and sometimes difficult to figure out what the real term was. Like, apocalypse meant apartment. I think the rule was the first one or two letters gave a clue to the word Sophie was trying to convey. Sometimes, it was ironic, like a teacher was called a torturer, or The Daily Mail was the Daily Malice. Without realising it, Sophie was giving a kind of social commentary!
I guess I’m not really sure what to say about this book. Overall, I’d give it 2.5 starsIt’s something you have to read to understand! If you’re in the mood for a simple story, something that won’t take too long to read, but might take longer than usual because of the odd language use, then this is definitely the book for you!