First Ever Blog Giveaway (Updated with winner!)

First Ever Blog Giveaway (Updated with winner!)

Nothing Tastes as Good

** There are some spoilers, but I’ve tried to keep it as spoiler-free as possible while still discussing the book as richly as possible.**   Nothing tastes as good as a book that is nothing short of a carefully crafted masterpiece. Claire Hennessy’s Nothing Tastes as Good is everything YA needs in terms of explaining eating… Continue reading Nothing Tastes as Good

Eleanor & Park: ‘an authentic representation of things that often go on behind closed doors’

I’d previously read Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and quite liked it, but Eleanor & Park was magical. Set in 1986, Eleanor & Park is the story of how two people from incredibly different worlds come to learn that life cannot always stop you from getting what you want from it.

Eve Ainsworth’s Crush: Are They Too Into You?

Fourteen year old Anna is angry. She is angry that her mum left. She’s angry at the immense pressure her dad puts on her to do better in her mum’s absence. She’s angry that her brother Eddie is babied. She’s angry that she doesn’t feel good enough.

Will is angry too. We just don’t know why.

A Quick Update and Some Awesome News

Why, you may ask? Why are you an over-used meme of a dog sitting at a table surrounded by flames? How could you possible justify the use of an over-used, ancient dog meme?

Where. Do. I. Start?!

The Manifesto to End all Manifestos

think the whole world is currently the teeniest bit in love with Holly Bourne right now. Not a day seems to pass without at least one person mentioning her books on my Twitter timeline. I wrote about Am I Normal Yet? and how that focused on OCD and feminism, and was generally just a bloody great read. As I eagerly anticipate my YouReview copy of How Hard Can Love Be? from Maximum Pop Books, I thought it was about time to write a bit about The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting…

Realism: Kim Hood’s Plain Jane

Kim Hood’s Plain Jane is about a girl who is living in the shadow of her little sister’s cancer diagnosis. She feels like a ghost in her own home and is becoming accustomed to being secondary to her sister’s illness. Jane is skipping school and going through the motions of existing, her weeks a monotonous stream of hospital visits ending in weekends hanging out with her boyfriend, Dell, who she is probably not actually in love with at all. Discontent with the prospect of living forever stuck in a small town containing just over 400 people, she longs to get out.