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Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes [Kindle Edition]

Dawn O'Porter
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

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Funny, touching and packed with cultural references, this is a must for anyone who has experienced the joy - and pain - of teenage friendship Grazia Dawn O'Porter's first novel is just as brilliant as you would expect ... Funny, sad and incredibly poignant, it's the novel you wish you'd read at 15 Stylist Dawn O'Porter's debut novel is a treat that can be enjoyed by all ages' Now O'Porter perfectly captures the sometimes ludicrous complexities of adolescence, and everyone should relate to this heartbreakingly funny depiction of friendship and loss. The Irish Times A really gorgeous and nostalgic read Marie Claire She has nailed every high school girl's defining moments -- Jo Elvin, editor Glamour Brought us right back. And made us LOL. A lot! Company One of the best debut novels I've read. -- Alex Jones The Mail on Sunday A laugh out loud read. A heart-warming tale about two teenage friends Sunday Express

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I just can't imagine me without you…

50% Friendship, 20% Humour, 20% Betrayal,10% Sexual Content. 100% Honest.

It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.

With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books (26 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #733 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A quick and easy read, but nothing amazing 6 Oct 2013
By Soogles
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I didn't dislike this book, it was a quick and easy read and I read the whole thing so it must have gripped me. It's nothing amazing though, and the author is never going to win any literature prizes. It's very simple writing, a child could have written it, and it's neither intelligent or awe inspiring. It is an ok read though, if you want something simple and a no brainer for on the train!
I do think the book has been totally overhyped because Dawn O'Porter is a Twitter addict who just loves self promotion and talking about herself ... A LOT.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the funny, feel-good read I expected 30 Mar 2014
By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This is a disappointing read: I usually enjoy the chance to relive female adolescence but this feels like it’s been cut and pasted from a hundred other books.

Renee and Flo are the archetypical mis-matched best friends but they never really came to life as characters. The misery is piled on with a shovel (dead parents, uncaring parents, neglected children) and too much of the book is just dull and dreary (‘I think I might be addicted to Wotsits. I should probably try to have three packets a day instead of five’).

We all lived through adolescence complete with period traumas, dodgy boyfriends and love-ya-forever best friends: some writers can turn that experience into a good novel but this one fails.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 17 Mar 2014
By m.k
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Boring. Never finished it as it dragged on too much. Love Dawn O'Porter just not her books. Sorry not my cup of tea.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for teenagers 9 May 2013
If I were a teenager I'm sure i'd love this book - it's sweet and sad, and amusing in parts. I wouldn't recommend it to an adult, though it is a lovely book I found myself getting restless when reading it. A young read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it! 11 April 2014
By cc
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Read it in about 24 hrs... Reminded me of bits of my school days.
Easy to read and nicely written.
Good job dawn o'porter!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I was a teenager in the 80's and a little apprehensive about reading a book that possibly would have been for teenagers now. I love the programmes Dawn O'Porter is involved him so I thought the book might be worth a shot. Anyway.... I was sorely mistaken with my assumption.... This was a fabulous book to read.... A huge reminder of my own teenage years and the trials and tribulations which are hugely magnified at that snapshot in our lives. Even though this book was set in a different decade, it summed up how hard the teenage years are in so many ways.
I have to say the best bit for me was when Flo and Renee chose not to graffiti 'woz' as in woz here, I remember seeing that all the time and having a real issue with changing a 3 letter word to another 3 letter word when I was younger, odd I know. When I read its the small details that turn a good book into a great book :)
I would thoroughly recommend this book, it was compulsive reading and I can not wait to read more about the girls in Goose. I'll recommend this book to my daughter in the next couple of years, she's on 13 now... This book is one for all ages. Loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very infantile.. 7 Feb 2014
By Hanna
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Great book for a young teenager but not for anyone over 15! Its a read for one afternoon, simple and straight forward, which is sad, as I quite like Dawn.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect teen read 31 Oct 2013
I was dubious about this book because I wasn't sure what to expect, but I ended up thoroughly enjoying it.

The book is written alternating between Renee and Flo, both the girls have bad home life's and both girls while having "best friends" aren't that appreciated by them and are lonely. A chance drunk encounter brings them together and you watch their friendship develop as they're there for each other during some hard times.

It's a very honest and real portrayal of a friendship growing and life for teenage girls that's often glammed up and shown as more like a fairy tale in a lot of books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars just like real life
Fab read! Can really relate to the story and very funny can't wait for another from dawn o porter everyone should read!
Published 11 hours ago by A. Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
A lovely, thought provoking, well-written story. Reminds me too much of school and the memories that come with it. Brilliant Dawn!
Published 5 days ago by Lola
5.0 out of 5 stars Paperback
I was a bit worried ordering this book online as it was very cheap and I was sending it to my daughter as a surprise. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Rita Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars Paper Aeroplanes
I quite enjoyed this book. It didn't grip me as much as I'd hoped it would, but it was not bad.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Nicolette J. Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, light read and spot on if you are mid thirties ish!
Scary how much of this sounded like it was set at my school! Really good romp, light read, with some tender moments, really well done Dawn!
Published 1 month ago by Neenie
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend
Renee and Flo attend the same school, preparing for their GCSE's. Whilst they both equally have upsetting problems in their home family life and feel very isolated and un-loved,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by MRS C A Sneath
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Brilliant couldn't put it down. Can't wait for next book goose can't wait to find out what happens next, x
Published 2 months ago by Stephenie Tidmarsh
4.0 out of 5 stars paper aeroplanes
It was ok and I did enjoy it but I expected there to be more about where she grew up in the Channel Islands.
Published 3 months ago by mrs woody
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