This is the story of THAT SUMMER the one when everything changes.Emerald has grown up in a privileged world the beloved daughter of a wealthy family, friends with all the right people, social media addict. But Emerald's family has secrets and when Emerald finds her mum unconscious on the bathroom floor, no one can pretend any more. Now she's being packed off to stay with her grandma in Ireland while her mum recuperates and her dad just works and works and works. Grandma's big, lonely house is set back from the beach, and there's no phone signal or wifi. It's going to be a long summer ... Until she meets Liam. When you're falling in love, it's hard to tell someone everything. Even if you've got nothing to hide any more. And when secrets and lies are all you're used to, how do you deal with real love brave and true with no filter? The fresh, funny and poignant debut novel from Orlagh Collins, a bright new voice in YA fiction. Authentic, down to earth and sweepingly romantic all at once, No Filter is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower....
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No Filter Reviews
What a delicious dip into a timeless time that is all past, present and future. 'No Filter' is a story that will resonate with anyone who has a beating organ in the centre of their chest and a belly full of butterflies, with a memory of or a longing for their first love. The pace is relentless and frenetic, as is the mind and body of every teenager. Personal memories of sounds, tastes and smells of summer flooded my senses as I read each page, for which I'm thankful to the author. My only critic ...more
Yeah no. Nope.
As a courtesy (NetGalley/publishers) I read several chapters but I just couldn't continue. I had zero interest in the 'plot', the characters or anything else i.e the location. It was unfortunately boring, the slang was overused and confusing so I just skipped chunks of text. The moral lecture on social media blah blah was pithy and sanctimonious and the insta-romance was just gaudy.
Those were the cons so ....
The whole addict/rehab mum thing was interesting if it had been pursued ...more
*3.5 out of 5*
It’s a long time since I’ve read a YA novel but once I started #No Filter, I couldn’t put it down. With such a distinct voice and naturalistic style it is frankly hard to believe that this is Orlagh Collins debut novel.
The story opens with Emerald, a teenage girl struggling with typical teenage angst focussed largely on the pressures of being pretty, being popular and the power struggle that exists among young girls.
Soon though, Em’s world will be torn asunder when she comes home from school to ...more
This was a nice surprise. Not normally my thing but I was pleasantly swept up by the breezy summer romance and found myself really rooting for Em and Liam. Interesting to have two very different voices narrating.
I just loved this book. I felt completely swept up in Liam and Emerald's lives, with the sadness and twists and turns along the way. It may be written for young Adults but it's great for us older adults too - especially if you hanker after your teenage years of love and romance. Beautifully written, especially for a first novel. Really hoping there's a follow up on the way. Well done Orlagh Collins.
Check out Sam's totally convincing review, which made me add this little one to my TBR!
Sometimes it just takes A LONG TIME to get into a book. That's why I always try to make it at least 50-75% through before giving up, rather than risking really missing out on something good. No Filter by Orlagh Collins is the prime example for sticking it out and really finding a gem (and one of the characters is named Emerald...so literally, a gem!).
No Filter follows two teenagers, Liam and Emerald. After finding her mother after an attempted suicide, Emerald is shuttled off to Ireland for the ...more