Review: How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

Challenge criteria: A book you should have read in school.

Blurb:

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.

Image via Holly Bourne

Image via Holly Bourne

What I liked:

This is the middle book of the Spinster Club trilogy, and the third book of it I’ve read. I felt like this book worked really well as a stand alone too, as there weren’t too many references to Am I Normal Yet? 

I loved the setting – people from my neck of the woods are forever dreaming of how an American summer camp is. it brought me back to my own days of summer camp – but there was nothing as extravagant as this.

What I didn’t like:

Really, the only thing that really grated on me was that sometimes, the book would switch between American and British spellings. While the switches were consistent, it did still irk me.

I didn’t like Amber’s mam. In fact, I thought she was a horrible person. But I understood her, and I understood her reasons for not wanting to keep much contact with Amber.

Out of five: 

Four. I wish a book like this had been around when I was younger.

Check out my thoughts on part one and part three.

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4 thoughts on “Review: How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

  1. I didn’t even notice the language switches! I now want to go back and find them haha. I agree with your review, it works as a stand alone in the series but to be honest this is my least favourite in the trilogy, Am I Normal Yet being my fave.

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