Review: The Trouble with Paper Planes by Amanda Dick



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I’ve always believed in what I can see, what I can hear and what I can touch. Surfing was my religion and destiny was just a fairy-tale. But one summer, over ten days during the hottest February on record, all that changed. I found hope – the kind of hope that sustains you, even when you don’t want to be sustained.

The night Emily disappeared, I was branded. She became the girl on the ‘missing’ posters, and I became the one trying to keep everyone from falling apart. I thought that somehow it would keep me from being devoured by the emptiness inside me. Five years later, I was beginning to appreciate how deluded I really was.

Then Maia showed up. New in town, with a past as mysterious as she was, she reminded me so much of Emily that I couldn’t stand to be anywhere near her. What I didn’t realise was that there were forces at play that neither of us could possibly understand.

It takes a determined soul to alter destiny. There is a loophole, a back door, and the events that unfolded during those ten days showed me how that loophole can change everything.

Do you believe in fate? If so, let me tell you my story. If not, what happened to me might change your mind.


4 stars gold

The Trouble with Paper Planes is the second book I read by Amanda Dick, and I have to say her writing gets better and better. Absolution gave me the chance to get to know and love Amanda Dick’s storytelling; The Trouble with Paper Planes reinforced the great opinion I have of this author.

This novel is different from any other I read in the past. The plot is intriguing and grabbed me immediately without letting me go till the end. The two main characters, Heath and Maia, made their way into my heart, and I felt myself suffering and rejoicing with them. Their story is very special, and I really invite you to give it a chance.

As I said above, the writing was perfect to me, and I felt as though I was in the story. I love it when authors are able through their words to make the reader live the story, and this is what Amanda Dick does. Her words conjure up vivid images right before your eyes.

I highly recommend you read this book. I’m sure it will take a special place in your heart. It did in mine.


**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

About Elena

Literature is my passion. I love reading so much that I spend countless hours in bookstores and libraries. I have a soft spot for poetry and art. I like traveling and discovering new places. I can't do without a book.

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