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Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter
Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter
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Growing up on the tiny island of Guernsey isn't easy. Teenagers Renée and Flo are both stifled by their lives, although for very different reason. When the girls form an unlikely friendship, they are soon faced with problems that will test the very foundations of it.

I wasn't really aware of Dawn O'Porter until she married Chris O'Dowd, a comedian I absolutely adore. Having glanced through her biography, and now having read her first novel, I wish I'd come across her much sooner! This book is narrated from the dual perspectives of Renée and Flo, two girls who couldn't be much more different. Renée is a gutsy rebel, and Flo is the quiet, passive shadow of a… Read more
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) by Robert Galbraith
4.0 out of 5 stars A strong 'debut', 18 July 2014
Private investigator Cormoran Strike is in dire straits - his business is on the verge of closure when he is sent a new secretary. By a twist of fate, he is given a new case: the suspicious suicide of an international supermodel. He and his new secretary begin investigating, but soon find that there is, indeed, more to this crime than meets the eye...

I've always had a soft spot for crime fiction. There's just something so innately satisfying about unravelling a mystery; following the trail of clues, sniffing out the red herrings and the utter joy when you find out you guessed the culprit correctly. There is also something fascinating about the darkest acts that humans commit;… Read more
The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning
4.0 out of 5 stars A return to form!, 13 Jun 2014
Alice Jenkins has been touted 'the worst girlfriend in the world,' but she's not ashamed - she wears the title like a badge of honour. Boys are her toys, and as far as she's concerned, they exist solely for her amusement. Her BFF Franny is the complete opposite - she's far too busy dreaming about her future fashion career (and worrying about her mentally unstable Mum) to get involved with boys. Except Louis Allen, lead singer of the only band in Merrycliffe-on-Sea, who she has been in love with from afar for years. As the girls begin to grow apart, Alice sets her sights on the one boy who should be off limits: Louis.

Sarra Manning is the author who got me to love young adult… Read more

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