contemporary · review · young adult

Songs About A Girl – Chris Russell

“This, my friend, could be the beginning of something epic…” Blurb: “Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance. Catapulted into a… Continue reading Songs About A Girl – Chris Russell

adult fiction · contemporary · review

Almost Love – Louise O’Neill

“No one had ever told Sarah that being in a relationship could feel like coming home. That love didn’t have to mean feeling scared all the time.”   Blurb: “When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly… Continue reading Almost Love – Louise O’Neill

contemporary · young adult

A Very Large Expanse Of Sea (Chapter Sampler) – Tahereh Mafi

“A Very Large Expanse Of Sea is about giving a voice to the Muslim American teenager in a world where they’re seldom given a chance to speak. It’s about love and hate and breakdancing. It’s my story, and I’m grateful to you for reading.” Blurb: “It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent… Continue reading A Very Large Expanse Of Sea (Chapter Sampler) – Tahereh Mafi

contemporary · review · young adult

P.S I Still Love You – Jenny Han

“You gave me my first love story, Peter. Please just don’t let it be over yet.” Blurb: “Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara… Continue reading P.S I Still Love You – Jenny Han

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Noah Could Never – Simon James Green

“Sometimes having something really nice in your life was worse than not having it, because it made you worried you were going to lose it. And losing something is worse when you know just how wonderful the thing is.” Blurb: “Noah and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready to go all the… Continue reading Noah Could Never – Simon James Green

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

“I should have told him a year ago. I don’t think it would have been a big deal then, but now it feels insurmountable. It’s like I missed a beat somewhere, and now the whole song’s tempo.” Blurb: “When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.… Continue reading Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

contemporary · Historical Fiction · review

How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

“All we can ever be is faithful to our memories or reality, rather than the reality itself, which is something closely related but never exactly the same.” Blurb: “Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England… Continue reading How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

contemporary · review · young adult

Clean – Juno Dawson

“Shit just got really real.” Blurb: “When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises… Continue reading Clean – Juno Dawson

contemporary · review · young adult

Big Bones – Laura Dockrill

“Yes, before you ask, I am fat. Yes. I just called myself fat and that’s allowed. And… I’m not greedy. I just love food.” Blurb: “A heart-warming teen story from the unique voice of Laura Dockrill, about Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Big Bones - a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she's… Continue reading Big Bones – Laura Dockrill