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#Review Today I am taking part in the blog tour for The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves #Blogtour #CompulsiveReaders #BackaBlogger #TheGirlHeUsedToKnow @tgarvisgraves @Tr4cyF3nt0n

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The Girl He Used to Know is a story about the complex Annika and her ex boyfriend Jonathan from 10 years ago.

I took this book on holiday with me and quickly became keen to keep reading and was getting up early to sneak in some reading time whilst everyone else was asleep. I liked how the story switched from 1991 to 2001 so you got to know the characters for who they were and who they have become.

The journey of Annika gave you insight into how she viewed the world and the daily judgement she encountered. It demonstrated how over time she had changed and learnt to fit in with those around her as people still don’t accept everyone as they are.

A brilliant uplifting love story of how the grass isn’t always greener and how if you truly love someone you accept them and don’t try to change them or worry about other people’s views.

This story covers coping mechanisms through counselling enabling Annika to achieve her career ambitions and face her fears despite feeling that she doesn’t always understand the world that she live in. A true love story about conquering fears that as the book drew to a close had me frantically turning the pages.

I really enjoyed this book and feel it is a story that people would benefit from reading and remind people that we should all be loved for who we are.


Book Blurb

Annika Rose likes being alone.
She feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way. She just can’t read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others. Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn’t seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she’s not sure he’ll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago.

Annika Rose likes being alone.
Except that, actually, she doesn’t like being alone at all.


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Available to purchase here


About the Author

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Tracey Garvis-Graves lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and dog Chloe.

She blogs at, and can also be found on Twitter @tgarvisgraves and Facebook at


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Massive thanks to Tracy Fenton at Compulsive Readers for my invite to take part in this blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help share the love for this brilliant book.



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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