Tag: YA reviews

Praise for How Hard Can Love Be?

Hello fellow Spinsters, Amy from Usborne here. I’ve stolen Holly’s blog today to do a little round-up of some of the amaazing reviews coming in for How Hard Can Love Be?, out now. Here are a few of our favourites:

“This is the second book in the new Holly Bourne Normal trilogy and is
COMPLETELY FANTASTIC. Not that I expected anything less after the
amazing after the stunning Am I Normal Yet?” – Guardian children’s book site teen reviewer

“Holly Bourne is one of the most talented YA writers of the moment and I cannot wait to read the next instalment to find out what happens to the Spinster Club. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!” – Lucy from Queen of Contemporary

“Emotive and thought provoking this searingly honest book deals with the biggest life lesson of all: nobody’s perfect.” – South Wales Evening Post, Book of the Week

“Holly Bourne has become a true feminist legend of YA!” – Emma from Never Judge a Book by Its Cover

“The second installment in [Holly’s] Normal series…and tells Amber’s story of first love, friendship and addiction.” – The Sunday Express, S Magazine

Read the first chapter of How Hard Can Love Be? at www.usborne.com/readHolly.

Hooray for The Observer!

We were chuffed to see a review of Am I Normal Yet? in this Sunday’s The Observer! Here’s Holly in all her Observer glory:

“This is not a novel about a condition: Evie’s condition is that of being a contemporary young woman, and through her guerrilla feminist group with new soulmates Lottie and Amber (who will each get a novel to themselves shortly) she learns new pathways through life that all her peers can follow.”
– Geraldine Brennan for The Observer on Am I Normal Yet?

Read the review in full on The Guardian website.

Early reader reviews!

As publication draws ever closer, we’re so excited to share the latest reviews of Am I Normal Yet?.

Our friends at LoveReading4Kids have a panel of amazing YA reviewers who read and review the latest and best books out there. We sent them early copies of Am I Normal Yet? and here’s what they thought:

‘I really enjoy the tone
and voice of the book. It is able to talk about the serious topic of OCD
while still being humorous. It is a perfect mix of informative and
– Charlotte, age 14

‘Teens are extremely lucky to have
this book available to them and I hope it reaches the widest possible
audience. An essential and vital book for teens today.
’ – Jade

‘This was a great book
which had a gripping storyline as well as featuring important themes
such as feminism. It was very interesting and included relatable
– Chloe, age 15

‘It was a real heart
wrenching book and I recommend every single teenage girl and boy read
it. I couldn’t put it down, a truly  inspiring book. A massive 5
– Rose, age 16  

‘One of the most real and
honest accounts of teenage life in a fiction book I have ever read. It
was interesting, exciting, sad, and to top it all off it really made me
– Lauren, age 15  

‘It was a real eye opener,
especially when paired with the issues of feminism and how it is
perceived. A definite recommendation for all of those wishing to read
between the lines.’
– Delilah 

Thank you to all of you!