This is a book that EVERY teenager should read. It is an exciting, fast-paced and very contemporary novel, as much a defining aspect of the 1990’s as Britpop, Trainspotting, Men Behaving Badly, and Cocaine. Read this book anytime, anywhere and you will be instantly transported to
From this review you wouldn’t think The Beach would be my kind of book, but it remains one of my absolute favourite novels. It is single-handedly responsible for my love of novels with short snapshot chapters and was the first book I read a second time (and then a third.) I wish Alex Garland would return to fiction writing.
8.5 out of 10