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Publisher's Summary

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She's a lifelong optimist; he's a resolute cynic. In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed. When they get off the plane their true journey begins....
©2013 Adele Parks (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...this is Parks’ best yet…shot through with funny, tender and observant moments." (Daily Mail)
"She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining." (Daily Mirror)
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By Francesca on 12-01-15

Brilliant!!

Would you consider the audio edition of The State We're In to be better than the print version?

Can not comment

What was one of the most memorable moments of The State We're In?

The shock ending.. An emotional roller coaster!

If you could take any character from The State We're In out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Dean because he sounds an interesting character

Any additional comments?

Must read!

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By Mrs. M. S. Mould on 01-01-16

great read

loved it. short chapters from different characters perspectives made it very interesting. would recommend this to friends.

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By MRS P. on 07-20-15

Easy listen

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Very easy going plot with a few added extras but not too dramatic.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending I found predictable but still enjoyed the story

Did Antonia Beamish do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Each chapter began with a characters name so you knew from whose perspective the story was coming from.

Could you see The State We're In being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Possibly could be turned into a TV film like the Americans use to in the early 90's

Any additional comments?

Just a real easy going story

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