Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

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*I received a free proof copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from David Fickling Books

I’ve absolutely adored Lisa Williamson for quite some time now. I first read The Art Of Being Normal a few years back, and after having the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times, it’s hard not to love her personality. You can see the passion for these books that she has, and her lovely personality shines through to the stories.

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THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON REVIEW

Title: The Art Of Being Normal

Author: Lisa Williamson

Genre: LQBTQ+, YA, Contemporary

Pages: 357

Publisher: David Fickling Books

Publication Date: 1st January 2015

Summary: Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long ..

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UNBECOMING BY JENNY DOWNHAM REVIEW

Title: Unbecoming

Author: Jenny Downham

Genre: Contemporary, YA

Publisher: David Fickling Books

Publication Date: 3rd September 2015

Pages: 436

Summery :  Three women – three secrets – one heart-stopping story.Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal.Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her.Katie’s grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and ‘capable of anything’, despite suffering from Alzheimers.As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her. Rules get broken as allegiances shift. Is Mary contagious? Is ‘badness’ genetic?In confronting the past, Katie is forced to seize the present. As Mary slowly unravels and family secrets are revealed, Katie learns to live and finally dares to love

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