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Holly Bourne is the author of Am I Normal Yet?, How Hard Can Love Be?, What’s a Girl Gotta Do?, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting and Soulmates. She graduated with a first class degree in Journalism Studies at University of Sheffield and spent two years working as a local news reporter on the Surrey Mirror, garnering a nomination for Print Journalist of the Year in 2010. During her time there, Holly uncovered many national and international stories that received huge press coverage. She was nominated for Print Journalist of the Year – but found she didn’t have the stomach for the job.

Her first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. Am I Normal Yet? has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016, and shortlisted for The Bookseller YA Book Prize.

Her own experiences of blatant sexism, drove her to write Am I Normal Yet? - the first book in the critically acclaimed Normal series about three girls who start their own grassroots feminist campaign group. The trilogy has inspired young girls to start their own groups all over the UK and Holly tours schools and festivals to talk to young people about gender equality. To mark the release of What’s a Girl Gotta Do? – the last book in the trilogy – Holly launched the #IamaFeminist social media campaign which trended worldwide. She lives in Lewes.

She worked as a journalist for an advice and information website for 16-25 year olds, click here to read a Q&A with Holly.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Holly Bourne

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
It Only Happens in the Movies
Holly Bourne
October 2017 Book of the Month A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented actress Audrey (named after Hepburn) has just started working in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
...And a Happy New Year?
Holly Bourne
In a nutshell: auld lang syne with the Spinster Club The end of What’s A Girl Gotta Do saw the three members of the Spinster Club heading off their different ways, now in this special short novel, Holly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016
What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
Reader Reviewed What's a Girl Gotta Do?
Holly Bourne
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Feminism * Friendship * Fighting back Inspirational and insanely funny, this third and final book in the Normal trilogy is a motivating must-read manifesto for young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2016
How Hard Can Love be? by Holly Bourne
Reader Reviewed How Hard Can Love be?
Holly Bourne
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. February 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Holly Bourne’s new novel demonstrates that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2016
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Reader Reviewed Am I Normal Yet?
Holly Bourne
A 2016 World Book Night selection. August 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Evie is starting sixth form college and like any normal young person wants to fit in and make friends,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2015
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Holly Bourne
Bree is by no means popular. Most of the time, she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes. But when Bree is told she needs to stop shutting the world out and start living a life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
Soulmates by Holly Bourne
Reader Reviewed Soulmates
Holly Bourne
Introducing Poppy, 17-year-old cynic, and Noah, heart-throb guitarist: residents of mediocre Middletown, sometime students and…soulmates. After a chance meeting at a local band night, Poppy and Noah find themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance unlike anything they’ve ever experienced...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2013

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