Review: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

This book is part of my Name TBR.

Blurb:

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

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Review: Freshers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Challenge criteria: A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of.

Blurb:

Another laugh-out-loud dual narrative, Freshers is a YA novel following two protagonists through that tumultuous first year of university. Starring new characters – but featuring some familiar faces from Lobsters – Freshers is a contemporary, authentic story packed full of love, sex and friendship.

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Review: Me Life So Far – Sofa So Good! by Scarlett Moffat

Challenge criteria: A book that takes place over a character’s life span (well, so far.)

(Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)

Blurb:

One girl’s meteoric rise from sofa to TV stardom! From beloved Gogglebox breakout star, to winner of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, achieving her dream of presenting with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway and filling Davina’s shoes in the new series of Streetmate, Scarlett is quickly fast-tracking to national treasure status.

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Review: A Season of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

It’s been a difficult year for Cleo Jones. The car accident that crushed her leg didn’t just destroy the village baker’s dreams of becoming a dancer, but crushed her confidence too. And recovering from that has been harder than healing from any number of broken bones…

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Review: Stand by Me by Judi Curtin

Challenge criteria: A book by/about a person with a disability.

Blurb:

What if something that happened a long long time ago still made you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they’re looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one’s heard of a mobile phone?

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