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No Filter by Orlagh Collins

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Orlagh Collins and Bloomsbury for allowing me to read and review this ARC.  This is my honest and unbiased opinion of “No Filter”.

No Filter is the story that reminds us all of that summer … the one where your life changed … the unforgettable memory of the one you still think about sometimes when you let your mind wander.

Orlagh’s debut YA novel is fresh, poignant and the characters are interesting and quirky, lending to this book’s appeal.

no filterEmerald comes from a privileged background but her family has dark secrets that threaten to change her life forever.

She comes home to find her mother unconscious on the bathroom floor.  Her father sends her mother off to rehab and Emerald is packed off to Ireland to live with her grandmother for the holidays.

Emerald feels lost and alone without her usual access to social media … until she meets Liam at the beach. Something special sparks between them and they both go on a journey of discovery to find their true selves and ignite their heart desires.

This is such an authentic, relatable, feel good story about two young people overcoming their personal and family struggles to find their own way in the world.

At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Emerald but she grew on me.  Her character is unfiltered and she follows her instincts.  She wins you over and makes you think about your own life.

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Liam is a gentle, quirky, repressed musician, who makes the perfect, very appealing YA heartthrob. He cares about other people and tries very hard to please his family, despite wanting more out of life than what they want for him.

This isn’t a predictable read.  I loved the mini plots interwoven amongst the characters featured in this book.  It was an enjoyable and interesting story that I think you will find very engaging.  It’s the perfect summer read and left me feeling happy!

Orlagh, I loved “No Filter” and look forward to your next novel.

This feel good book deserves an inspiring

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