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April 2015 Book of the Month.
The basis of this novel is a porn video that goes viral and the story behind those involved and those affected, told partly by the 17-year old girl of the film and partly in the third person by those who surround her. It is pretty raw stuff with the teenage characters behaving as teenagers do amongst their peers, which may be shocking to some readers. A number of the adults don’t behave a lot better either! There are many plots and sidelines within the book but the main theme, or moral if you like, is that nothing is secret in today’s world. If you commit something to your mobile or your computer it can be there for any interested party to find. This is an extraordinary book which teenagers will identify with and parents should read to better understand their hormonal children.
Bestselling author Fiona Neill is back with The Good Girl - a dark, compelling and controversial novel of one family's darkest secrets. When Ailsa Field uproots her family to Norfolk, she's determined a change of scene will fix all their problems. Then the Fairports move in next door. Lively, free-spirited and open, Ailsa is terrified their influence will damage her own fragile family's new start. But for teenagers Romy and Jay, none of that matters. There's no mistaking the intense attraction that draws them together, yet all too soon their relationship is tested by Jay's dark secret. Ever the diligent student, Romy decides to help Jay, but in doing so sets into motion a chain of events beyond her control. And what started as an innocent plan quickly becomes the catalyst that threatens to destroy the Field family forever...From the number one bestselling author Fiona Neill, The Good Girl is a provocative and unflinching novel of a family falling apart. Praise for Fiona Neill: Neill's characters are so cleverly depicted, you feel as if you've met at least one of them before. (Vogue). Packed with observations of wince-making accuracy. (The Times). Fiona Neill is the internationally bestselling author of three other novels, and a journalist. Who has written for many publications including The Times, the Telegraph Magazine and Intelligent Life. She has written a screenplay of her first novel for the BFI and lives in London with her family.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
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Praise for Fiona Neill:
‘Neill’s characters are so cleverly depicted, you feel as if you've met at least one of them before’ Vogue
‘Packed with observations of wince-making accuracy . . . Superb entertainment’ The Times
Publication date: 16/07/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||9th April 2015|
|Publisher:||Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
Fiona Neill is a novelist and journalist. Her first novel, The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy, based on her hugely popular column in The Times, was widely acclaimed and went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller that sold in twenty-five countries. She lives with her family in North London.More About Fiona Neill