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The binding / Bridget Collins.
Publication year: 2019
Media class: eBook
Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there's something you want to forget, he can help. If there's something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible. In a vault under his mentor's workshop, row upon row of books - and memories - are meticulously stored and recorded. Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.
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This book promised to be quite intriguing, however the story doesn't develop as expected and not in a good way. The writer has written other books for young adults and this is basically a young adult novel with extra sleazy bits to make it 'grown up'. Main characters (apart from the sister) are very irritating and the writing style is overwrought and florid. One description I read of the writing style described it as poetic. It isn't, it's just annoying. This novel has been highly praised in certain circles, no idea why.
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