Hi, I'm Hayley,
I've been reading books for as long as I can remember and have recently re-discovered my book blog (Rather Too Fond of Books), which has made me excited to have a place to share what I'm reading, to review some books and to share my bookish memories. I have combined a newer blog of mine with this one and this is where I'll always post.
I am happy to consider any books to review. I post all of my reviews on here and on my book likes page, then I will be promoting the posts on Twitter and Facebook.
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I loved this book so much. Yes, it was a little cliched at times, with pretty much every festival trope you can think of being chucked into the mix, but that aside, it was a very accurate portrayal of how the friendships between teenage girls are.
It's a long time since I was 15/16 but I remember the flirting with boys, the trying to be more than your best friend was, the horrible arguments you had that felt like the end of the world. It's all in this book and it takes you right back to that time.
Non Pratt really captured the way that at 16 you are in that middle ground between childhood and adulthood - how you're capable and legally allowed to do so many things but the emotional ability to cope with those situations isn't always there yet. At no point does Non Pratt talk down to the teenagers this book is aimed at, I'm sure many teenagers would love this book and see themselves in it.
I loved Kaz and Ruby, but my favourite character was Owen and I wish we'd seen more of him. He just seemed like a really cool, nice, laid back guy.
The characters felt authentic, they were real and I miss them already now I've finished reading the book.
I already can't wait for the next Non Pratt novel!