I’m very very late with this review. I read the book in the height of summer, which is the perfect time to read it (or maybe now would be the perfect time to read it if the winter cold is making you long for summer again). Either way, here is my short and tardy review…

No Filter

No Filter by Orlagh Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No Filter is dually narrated by Liam and Emerald over one summer when they meet and fall in love. However, it’s much more than a generic love story. It deals with issues such as mental health and suicide, social media, bullying, bankruptcy, complex family relationships. There are lies to be unravelled and secrets to be uncovered.

One of my favourite aspects of the book was the portrayal of teenagers as actual teenagers. They do stupid teenage things without the emphasis being on negative consequences and the book becoming preachy as a result.

I loved the setting of the book. In fact, the reason why I chose this book in the first place was the Irish setting and the author’s ties to Ireland. It’s always nice to read a young adult novel set closer to home.

Overall, I enjoyed reading No Filter. It might not be for the more cynical among you, but it’s definitely worth a read!

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)


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