Take My Word For It

This is a review of the novel “Take My Word For It” by John Marsden. It is written from the perspective of Lisa, who is also a character in Marsden’s “So Much to Tell You“. This novel is written alongside the events described in “So Much to Tell You” and continues on a bit further than where the story ends in “So Much to Tell You“.

Lisa is also writing her journal as part of her English homework. She shares a dorm with the silent Marina. Through her writing you glean more about the other girls and about Lisa herself, who, though quite confident and outgoing, is very reserved and closed off about her feelings.

The reader learns about Lisa’s family, her parent’s break up and about how this has affected her.

It was interesting to see Marina from another’s perspective, and it was nice to learn more about Lisa, but I didn’t like “Take My Word For It” as much as I liked “So Much to Tell You” or Marsden’s other novels.


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