...And a Happy New Year?

by Holly Bourne

Part of the The Spinster Club Series

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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 Bourne reunites them in the pressure cooker of a New Year’s Eve party: how have they coped? We discover that Lottie is planning to move to America, that Amber isn’t enjoying uni life as much as she’s been making out, and that Evie is struggling to support her boyfriend with his anxiety disorder. After an awkward start, they finally have one of those conversations that characterise their friendship, helping each other realise what is best for them, and giving themselves the confidence to go after it. Bourne understands her readership perfectly and writes for them with huge insight and affection, and this is a typically authentic, funny, and inspiring read.

Readers will also enjoy Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven.  ~ Andrea Reece

Andrea Reece

...And a Happy New Year? Synopsis

Spinster Club girls Evie, Amber and Lottie are reunited for the mother of all New Year's Eve parties. Having spent months apart since finishing college, they've got plenty to catch up on: how is Evie juggling a relationship with her OCD? Does Amber plan to spend more time with Kyle in America?

And where did Lottie end up? Get ready for some serious partying - and some major New Year's revelations - from everyone's favourite cheesy-snack-loving feminists.

...And a Happy New Year? Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review How Hard Can Love be? from this series. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Izzy Read, age 15 - 'Holly Bourne is one of my most favourite authors out there- she writes brutally honest, funny and relatable novels that capture what being a teenager is like.'
  • Humaira Kauser, age 17 - 'This books melts me. It’s so funny and sweet. Absolutely loved it! Holly Bourne truly is the Queen of YA!'
  • Megan Chambers, age 14 - 'This book was absolutely amazing! I could not put it down. I loved how it showed the story of The Spinster Club from Amber's point of view.'
  • Farah Alam - 'This book is a very easy read, filled with a great love story, and great character development. Really enjoyed this book and really interested in reading more by Holly Bourne.'
  • Destiny Maraj, age 14 - 'From the very first page I fell in love with this novel. It was funny, full of drama and at times it was an emotional rollercoaster.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'I could not put this book down, I wanted to hug Amber so often as her pain practically bled off the page.'
  • Jodi Coffman, age 14 - 'This book was extremely funny, heartwarming and very relatable.'
  • Alex McCalla, age 16 - 'Love this book. Such an amazing author producing an amazing book.'

...And a Happy New Year? Press Reviews

“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?

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ISBN: 9781474927222
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474927222
Publication date: 1st November 2016
Author: Holly Bourne
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), School stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage),

About 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 ...

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