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Solitaire

by Alice Oseman

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LoveReading View on Solitaire

A coming-of-age novel with a compelling narrative voice and strong, assured writing, making it hard to believe that Alice was just 17 years old when she wrote the book. It tells the story of sixteen-year old Tori Spring, who feels increasingly disconnected from her friends, intensified by a distressing, complex home life. To make matters worse, the irrepressible Michael Holden arrives in her life, representing everything she hates; enthusiastic, geeky and upbeat, he won’t let up on trying to befriend her. And when their school is targeted by Solitaire, an online community of anarchists, Tori is dragged into the fray…

Solitaire Synopsis

In case you're wondering, this is not a love story. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year - before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people - I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that's all over now. Now there's Solitaire. And Michael Holden. I don't know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don't care about Michael Holden. I really don't. This incredible debut novel by outstanding young author Alice Oseman is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and all unflinchingly honest writers.

Solitaire Press Reviews

The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you'll read this year... outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green. The Bookseller


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ISBN: 9780007559220
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007559220
Publication date: 31st July 2014
Author: Alice Oseman
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman is a debut author from Rochester Kent, and is currently attending Durham university reading English. Alice has thoroughly researched sarcastic teenagers who spend a lot of time on the internet, by being a sarcastic teenager who spends a lot of time on the internet. She is active on Twitter and Tumblr - her writing of Solitaire has been significantly inspired by behavioural trends on Tumblr.

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