How Hard Can Love Be?
All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.
And then there’s prom king Kyle, the guy all the girls want. Can he really be interested in anti-cheerleader Amber? Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, there’s no escaping the fact: love is hard.
Bourne’s books stand out in the word of young adult fiction.
Holly Bourne is hugely popular with the young adult audience. The second instalment in her Normal series tells Amber’s story of first love, friendship and addiction.
-The Sunday Express
I’m a big Holly Bourne fan and this is my favourite yet. She writes with such humour and great honesty, with wonderfully relatable characters. It’s also refreshing to see feminism highlighted in such a positive and relevant way for teenagers.
-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
Written with humour and warmth, Amber’s story perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster that is love: embracing all its joy and pain, whether it be for family, friends or a gorgeous boy. A really satisfying page turner.
Emotive and thought provoking this searingly honest book deals with the biggest life lesson of all – nobody’s perfect.
-South Wales Daily Post
Finally, an author who GETS it.
-Emma Blackery, YouTuber