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January 2, 2023

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Couples Countdown No 6 – Sophie & Robin

Sophie and Robin from Sonya Sones What My Mother Doesn’t Know.

I was completely enchanted with this book and with Sophie and Robin. The writing is gorgeous and captures both high school and first love perfectly. Sophie and Robin are just so adorable and sweet and I just loved them. I really wish I could go back in time and give these to my high school self! If you haven’t read these, they are the perfect Christmas afternoon read – especially if it is snowing outside.

One of my favourite passages

A Second Look

I just dug out the old sketch
that I did of Murphy*
in art class

It’s funny because
I distinctly remember thinking at the time
that I’d really captured him.
But Looking at it now,
I see that it isn’t
a thing like him.

I didn’t get
that impish lean
he has in his eyes,
or that kid-like wonder.
And I didn’t catch any of his
goofy sense of humor.

And he had this way
of gluing his eyes right onto yours,
and zoning in on you so totally that he makes you feel like you’re
the most fascinating person in the world.
I missed that completely.

It’s like I was looking at him
that day in class,
but I wasn’t really seeing him.

* Murphy is Robin’s last name in case you’re confused.


  1. LOVE the passage you picked πŸ™‚

    and i love these two. have you read 'chasing brooklyn'? that is another verse book that is SO gorgeous and one of my fave couples of the year are in it πŸ™‚


  2. Aw, I love these two. And you never hear about them. They're totally deserving of countdown love!


  3. I love these two too!


  4. Nomes – I haven't. Thanks for the recommendation. I really need to read another verse book.

    Angie – I know they are lovely and so is the book, I wish I saw it about more.

    Kim – πŸ˜€ I remember when you read it and I was so happy you loved it too.


I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour πŸ˜€

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