I wasn’t going to write any new stuff this week, because I’m in the depths of my dissertation, but when I get shouty I get shouty, and someone has to hear me.
One of my favourite YA books, and the first I ever read, was Candy by Kevin Brooks. I’ve made no secret of my love of it here.
This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book for review from the publisher as part of a blog tour run by Neverland Blog Tours. This has in no way affected my thoughts on the book, nor the outcome of this review.
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for 25 years isn’t her biological father.
Some of the best books are those written more than 100 years ago. They’ve been adapted into films and TV shows across the last century, but sometimes it’s just best to go back to where the magic all began.
The language in the books may be a little old fashioned, but don’t let that put you off – these are among the best books you’ll ever read.
They’re also perfect if you’re taking part in any reading challenge where you need to read a book older than you, or over 100 years old.