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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

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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 worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting is born. Bree starts a blog to track her progress and the experiment begins…

Six steps on how to be interesting. How to be someone people want to read about. The Manifesto will change everything, but at what cost? True friendship? Dignity? Self-respect? Her health? Or all of the above? You’ll just have to read Bree’s story to find out…


The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.


“I’d recommend the book to anyone and everyone.” – Beth Reekles, bestselling YA author of The Kissing Booth

“Full of wisdom, heartache, and honesty, this tops John Green in my book.” – Never Judge a Book by Its Cover blog

“A hand reached out from this book and touched mine and I will never forget it.” – CJ Skuse, YA author

“Hopeful and funny, with a wonderful main character, this will be big!” – Waterstones Trafford, Teen

“5 stars.” – YA Birmingham Waterstones

“Reading The Manifesto on How to be Interesting has just made my day 300% better and filled me with a strange mix of hope and determination.” - @_rabbitheart_

“The Manifesto on How To Be Interesting is a book that is scarily appropriate to our generation.” – @sarah_gamble7

About the Author

Holly Bourne

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.

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1st August 2014


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Usborne Publishing Ltd


464 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years


NewGen - YA Fiction
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