February's book

How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

This month, to tie in with Valentine’s Day, we have Holly Bourne’s How Hard Can Love Be? - the perfect Valentine’s day read packed full of female friendship squads, first love and feminism. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Amber’s story of how painful – and exhilarating – love can be.

Book Synopsis

“So I’m spending the summer in CALIFORNIA, with the mum who upped and abandoned me – and I think I’m falling for a guy guaranteed to BREAK MY HEART. This is a SITUATION DESTINED TO FAIL.”

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.

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Book reviews

“Holly Bourne is hugely popular with the young-adult audience...this is 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.” Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Finally, an author who GETS it.”Emma Blackery, YouTuber

“Bourne’s books stand out in the word of young adult fiction.”Emerald Street

“An involving look at feminism, friendship and the secrets we hide.” The Observer on Am I Normal Yet?

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About Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne is the author of Soulmates, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting and Am I Normal Yet? She is a rising star of UKYA fiction with a style that is raw, real and relevant. Holly has received wide-spread critical acclaim for her no-holds-barred portrayal of mental health, and the day-to-day struggles of life and love - all with a good dose of feminism.

You can find out more information on Twitter at @holly_bourneYA or Tumblrwww.hollybourne.co.uk


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