The Unknowns PDF/EPUB µ Paperback

The Unknowns❴Read❵ ➵ The Unknowns Author Shirley-Anne McMillan – Varanus.us Tilly is perched at the top of Belfast s largest crane She likes to climb up high at night in order to feel free from a city which, despite the best PR, is still full of trouble and conflict Eventuall Tilly is perched at the top of Belfast s largest crane She likes to climb up high at night in order to feel free from a city which, despite the best PR, is still full of trouble and conflict Eventually, she comes back down to discover her bike is missing and in its place is a boy named Brew Wearing eyeliner and high heeled boots, he offers her a drink from his flask of coffee before disappearing into the night The next morning, Tilly s bike is returned, but tucked into the spoke of the wheel is a card with Brew s number on itAs Tilly learns to trust Brew, he leads her into a world she never knew existed a world of parties in abandoned houses, completing missions that involve break ins, and risking everything just to help strangers in need the world of The Unknowns What Tilly doesn t anticipate is that they will also make her question everything she was brought up to believe in, and force her to make a choice that will stay with her for the rest of her lifeThe Unknowns is a story about hope in a city where increasing numbers of young people are struggling to get by, a place where there is no trust in the political system, and where some people still dare to dream.

The Unknowns PDF/EPUB µ Paperback
    Have Kindle books and in its place is a boy named Brew Wearing eyeliner and high heeled boots, he offers her a drink from his flask of coffee before disappearing into the night The next morning, Tilly s bike is returned, but tucked into the spoke of the wheel is a card with Brew s number on itAs Tilly learns to trust Brew, he leads her into a world she never knew existed a world of parties in abandoned houses, completing missions that involve break ins, and risking everything just to help strangers in need the world of The Unknowns What Tilly doesn t anticipate is that they will also make her question everything she was brought up to believe in, and force her to make a choice that will stay with her for the rest of her lifeThe Unknowns is a story about hope in a city where increasing numbers of young people are struggling to get by, a place where there is no trust in the political system, and where some people still dare to dream."/>
  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • The Unknowns
  • Shirley-Anne McMillan
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 0349002533

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    Have Kindle books and in its place is a boy named Brew Wearing eyeliner and high heeled boots, he offers her a drink from his flask of coffee before disappearing into the night The next morning, Tilly s bike is returned, but tucked into the spoke of the wheel is a card with Brew s number on itAs Tilly learns to trust Brew, he leads her into a world she never knew existed a world of parties in abandoned houses, completing missions that involve break ins, and risking everything just to help strangers in need the world of The Unknowns What Tilly doesn t anticipate is that they will also make her question everything she was brought up to believe in, and force her to make a choice that will stay with her for the rest of her lifeThe Unknowns is a story about hope in a city where increasing numbers of young people are struggling to get by, a place where there is no trust in the political system, and where some people still dare to dream."/>
  1. says:

    I was constantly surprised by Shirley Anne McMillan s new book, The Unknowns She takes the familiar story of a girl who is a little different and who is finding her way in the world as she comes of age, and adds fresh, original elements to the personality of Tilly and the narrative The risks feel very real The discovery of the world similarly feels authentic and exhilarating Seeing a character encounter her own specialness and strength even when she is initially unable to see it in herself, I was constantly surprised by Shirley Anne McMillan s new book, The Unknowns She takes the familiar story of a girl who is a little different and who is finding her way in the world as she comes of age, and adds fresh, original elements to the personality of Tilly and the narrative The risks feel very real The discovery of the world similarly feels authentic and exhilarating Seeing a character encounter her own specialness and strength even when she is initially unable to see it in herself, got me deeply invested in what happens to her and the unconventional friends she meets late at night Beyond the engaging plot, I love the atmosphere of the book, these late night gatherings and meetings that appear sinister at first but then surprised me by the warmth and friendliness within Much like those misconceptions I can have of a person on first encounter, McMillan s book invites the reader to look with clearer vision that overturns negative judgements She presents an edgy Belfast filled with grit and decay that contain surprising nooks and crannies for community to pop up like flowers growing in the cracks of abandoned parking lots I was also surprised by the ways she helped readers consider perspective Who gets to tell a story affects the story and how people respond to it Reading about the events in the book as they happen and then reading the flattened out, misleading, and negative commentary about these same events as reported in the newspaper, got me thinking about the injustices that happen from misreporting events and slandering people in public and private forums As with all of her novels, McMillan does not shy away from real life and hard topics the loss of a parent, sectarian violence, and issues related to sexuality, gender, and orientation She is never preachy Instead she provides visions of what acceptance and understanding look like next to the harsh realities of what ignorance and fear inspire It is in the sudden unexpected beauty of the communities she envisions and the love and art these communities foster, that McMillan provides an antidote to negative forces in the world Weeks after reading the book the images remain and the characters feel like real friends I met who are still living their lives and standing up for their friends


  2. says:

    I think this is maybe the book I ve always wanted to read about Belfast and its young people and I m so glad it s been written This novel is a page turner, and manages not to be preachy but makes you think about how change is possible that there are always alternatives It has also challenged me to think about the level of homogeneity in my social circles and I want to get to know my home city even better.


  3. says:

    This was a really good read I decided to read it because it was promoted in an email from the excellent No Alibis bookshop and I love their recommendations It was so easy to read as I was constantly wanting to know what was going to happen next It is very YA in its feel and has the required balance of optimism and darkness that you would expect from the genre.The main character of Tilly is really well drawn and believable though I did wonder whether she would be able to climb the locations wh This was a really good read I decided to read it because it was promoted in an email from the excellent No Alibis bookshop and I love their recommendations It was so easy to read as I was constantly wanting to know what was going to happen next It is very YA in its feel and has the required balance of optimism and darkness that you would expect from the genre.The main character of Tilly is really well drawn and believable though I did wonder whether she would be able to climb the locations where she climbs The group she encounters are great and intriguingly unconventional The contrast between Tilly s deepening relationship with the Unknowns and her strained relations with her best friend from school and her father adds depth to the book without slowing down the plot Overall I loved the way the book is very contemporary but yet still deals with the history of Northern Ireland in a way that is serious but never heavy handed


  4. says:

    A heart warming, life affirming book with acceptance, community, connectedness and recognising and accepting each other s differences Made evenenjoyable with Belfast as its backdrop.


  5. says:

    I love the idea of The Unknowns, a group of people who promote friendship, love and equality for all It was a really good read which I hope others will find out It s full of drama and unpredictable action, can be fast paced in places and slow when it needs to be What made the book for me was the vivid characters and the journey of the main character, Tilly I really enjoyed the Northern Ireland factor, having read about Sadie and Kevin in my teens it was interesting to read how the troubles a I love the idea of The Unknowns, a group of people who promote friendship, love and equality for all It was a really good read which I hope others will find out It s full of drama and unpredictable action, can be fast paced in places and slow when it needs to be What made the book for me was the vivid characters and the journey of the main character, Tilly I really enjoyed the Northern Ireland factor, having read about Sadie and Kevin in my teens it was interesting to read how the troubles are still prominent in Northern Ireland An interesting and human read


  6. says:

    the unknowns is the third book I read by Shirley Anne McMillan and I really enjoyed it It made Belfast come to life for me again and at the same time I went back in memory to the happy days I was lucky to spend in this lovely but still with problems afflicted city.I really could relate to the characters and was glad that they found a place where they could live their lives apart from society which pushes them to the margins due to traditional views and prejudice The depicted mistrust towards the unknowns is the third book I read by Shirley Anne McMillan and I really enjoyed it It made Belfast come to life for me again and at the same time I went back in memory to the happy days I was lucky to spend in this lovely but still with problems afflicted city.I really could relate to the characters and was glad that they found a place where they could live their lives apart from society which pushes them to the margins due to traditional views and prejudice The depicted mistrust towards the police is a notion that I sometimes still experience from my Catholic friends in Belfast but also the wish to change things and stand up against inequality or simple injustice can be felt in Belfast In short this book is a good description of Belfast s spirit and the reader gains insight into the life of a teenager struggling with everyday life, who gets sucked into another world with the assurance that people that are different and special in their own way have a right to live the lives they want to I rated it with 5 stars although it won t be my favourite as I love the story about Nollaig from A good hiding so much because it was such a light read and a page turner at the same time Go raibh maith agat Shirley


  7. says:

    Colourful cast of misfits may not appeal to all I wasn t wholly convinced by the relationship between Tilly her Dad but overall this thoughtful coming of age story has real charm the romance is both convincing compelling Great Colourful cast of misfits may not appeal to all I wasn t wholly convinced by the relationship between Tilly her Dad but overall this thoughtful coming of age story has real charm the romance is both convincing compelling Great


  8. says:

    2.5 Stars


  9. says:

    A great read.

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