Grow Up

by Ben Brooks

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LoveReading View on Grow Up

Sharp, twisted confident writing – hard to believe the author is only 19. If you are literary minded and a fan of Skins and the In-betweeners you will love this and be calling the books narrator, Jasper, the new Holden Caulfield. Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming-of-age novel. It paints a vivid portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today. It is the story of one young man transformed.  If you are a fan of Glee or 90210 maybe you should give it a miss.

Grow Up Synopsis

Who says youth is wasted on the young? Jasper wants to get on in the world, but life is distracting. He's got his A-levels to contend with, his mother pushing him to overachieve, weekly visits to his psychologist, come-downs, YouTube suicides and pregnant one-night-stands. And then there's his step-dad ‒ the murderer.

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We are offering THREE lucky people the chance to win the Series 4 box set of the hit ITV period drama (RRP: £24.99). 1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset. The draw closes on the 31st August and the winner will be notified by the 7th September.

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Grow Up Press Reviews

'Liquid gold.' - Observer

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ISBN: 9780857861870
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857861870
Publication date: 7th July 2011
Author: Ben Brooks
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ben Brooks

Ben Brooks was born in 1992. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology.

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