Best Books for Children

Kate L'argent, Independent Usborne Organiser


Book of the Month - How Hard Can Love Be?

2nd February 2016

This is the second book in Holly Bourne's 'Normal' trilogy, which tackles important subjects like friendship, feminism, love and mental health. Holly is so accessible as an author. Her stories echo problems that many young people face but they also make it 'okay' to talk about. Her experience working as an Editor for TheSite.org (an information website for young people) has no doubt been instrumental in her writing.

How Hard Can Love Be?

Amber, Evie and Lottie: three girls facing tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Amber’s story of how painful – and exhilarating – love can be, following on from Evie’s story in Am I Normal Yet?

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.

“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

Young Adults are sure to love the honesty and wit in Holly's words. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read independently as each main character has a different story to tell. Our advice? Turn to page one immediately!

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