In the Deep End is the second book in Kate Cann's reissued trilogy, updated for a modern audience. Chipper actress Nicky Talacko voices Coll, who is struggling with her feelings for Art, a handsome teenager whom she met at the local pool. Coll can be soft and vulnerable, overwhelmed by love, but she can also be firm, principled, and able to stand up for herself. Talacko adeptly captures both sides of Coll's personality as she forgives the boyfriend who assumed that she was ready to give up her virginity and then has to make some tough decisions. The material is emotionally raw and at times explicit, but it's always believable.
©2000 Kate Cann; (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Emotionally stunning and morally unshakeable." (Books for Keeps)
"An intelligent book with intelligent characters." (The Times)
The categorisation of this title is misleading: It is a first love story and nothing more (= young adults). When choosing Chick LIt I don't want to read about "when is the best time for loosing my virginity" or "my mum mustn't know"!
The story is very slow for about 2/3 of the book and only in the end things get going.
I can only recommend this book for someone being below 20. Everybody else with some experience in life will very much likely be bored like myself!
Thumbs up for the vocal presentation!
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