Legal Crime by Samiksha Bhattacharjee

I was drawn to this book by the thought-provoking oxymoron of the title – Legal Crime. It definitely intrigued me and made me wonder how this would fit into the book.

Legal Crime: Amazon.co.uk: Bhattacharjee, Samiksha: Books

Blurb:

This exciting and captivating page-turner transports you into the fascinating story of sixteen-year-old aspiring singer Fiona Watson who runs away from her family, oblivious to the dangers outside her shielded comfort zone. As she journeys through her new world, leaving her past behind and determined to find a new identity, she uncovers surprising secrets buried deep within her long ago…


How do her new friends link to her past? What secrets are they hiding behind their misleading smiles? How much of herself has she really left behind? And how will she cope when she realises that she has made a huge mistake… one that could ruin her forever?

My thoughts:

I think this is a well-written book, especially when we consider the fact that this is a book written by a 13 year young lady and is best suited to young adults.

This book was not as gritty as I was expecting but it definitely packs some punch in the way it explores teenage drama and angst. It explores probably the most important issues for teens: identity, family, relationships and prospects for the future.

I liked the use of a diary style as I think it fitted well with the writer’s intentions in terms of plot and theme, as well as the use of the internal monologue. This was actually really original and engaging, and not something I see very often in fiction books that I’ve read of late.

Overall, this is definitely a well-intentioned and well-written book that I think would definitely be enjoyable for young adults.

⭐⭐⭐.5

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