One of our YA Books of the Year 2016.
February 2016 NewGen Book of the Month.
Holly Bourne’s new novel demonstrates that with the right female friends, and a decent supply of cheesy snacks, a girl can get through anything. Amber is in America spending summer with the mum she hasn’t seen in two years. Outwardly Amber seems confident, brash even, but underneath she is full of insecurities, like most teens, and still deeply hurt by her mother’s decision to leave her. A romance with gorgeous Kyle – also not what he seems – helps her see herself and the world differently but her real support comes from best friends Evie and Lottie via their cheery, empowering Skype chats. Well-written and thoughtful, this has a thoroughly authentic twenty-first century teen voice and lightens serious issues with humour. ~ Andrea Reece
From the acclaimed author of Am I Normal Yet? an hilarious and heart-rending tale - this is Amber’s story of how painful, and exhilarating, love can be. Amber, Evie and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks.
All Amber wants is a bit of love from her estranged mum. And she's hoping that a summer together at Mum's Californian kids' camp will help patch up her shattered heart. But then she meets Prom King Kyle - and offers her heart up for breaking all over again. Even with BFFs Evie and Lottie's advice, Amber's finding love hard. Is it worth the fight?
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
“Finally, an author who GETS it.” – Emma Blackery, YouTuber
“Bourne’s books stand out in the word of young adult fiction.” – Emerald Street
“An involving look at feminism, friendship and the secrets we hide.” - The Observer on Am I Normal Yet?
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||1st February 2016|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage),|
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 ...More About Holly Bourne