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Steven Camden has done it again!
TAPE is an outstanding debut. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humour and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it…
Record a voice and it lasts forever…
In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.
In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.
Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.
This is their story.
Tape is an incredibly unique novel told from the dual perspectives of Ryan, a teenager of 1993, and Ameliah, a thirteen year old livings in 2013. When Ryan's mother passes away he begins recording tapes as a way to talk to her. Fastforward to 2013 where Ameliah is seaching through the belongings of her late parents. When playing one of her mums old cassetts she hears the voice of a young boy, and he seems to be talking to her.
Steven Camden has a way of telling you a story without giving you all the words. There is a sense of mystery throughout the interlinked stories, which hold home to this very romantic idea. When reading this book there is a continued feel of fullfillment as you undertake this journey. With the ending being a gripping and haunting one, there is still much left unsaid, but it just isn't needed.
The voices of Ryan and Ameliah speak to so many as they go through loss, first love, family and friendship issues. But with a distinct British feel to it, complimented by the time hop, this is a novel that so many can enjoy and relate to.
Tape is an epic YA read from the master of words himself, Steven Camden.
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