The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie
I’m so heckin’ happy.
First off, I want to give a big thank you to the folks over at Hachette Children’s Group for sending over an advanced proof in exchange for an honest review (#gifted)! For some reason I didn’t expect to receive this, but I’m so happy I did and I’m so excited to be sharing with you my five star review of Lucy’s debut novel, The Paper & Hearts Society!
So, I’m not only happy to see Lucy’s name on the front of this book and a picture of her on the back, but the book itself is just wonderful, fun, happy, exciting and so so sweet.
The Paper & Hearts Society is the teen club I would have wanted as a kid. When I turned 14, I stopped reading. I think it was a mixture of none of my friends read, and that reading was not considered cool. Books that my generation fawned over as kids and teens I didn’t get to until later on in life. So reading about the beginnings of a new club where reading is celebrated was so heartwarming and lovely.
The characters are sweet too; while all dealing with personal problems of their own, they always manage to have each other’s backs. I’ve always found it important to show healthy friendships between teens in books. Girls fighting is boring to me now. Yes, sometimes it happens, but it’s not the basis of all female friendships. We do actually like each other! Platonic friendships between boys and girls are also something I always look for in a book. If you read most books, you’d think girls and boys cannot physically be near each other without falling in love.
If you want to support an incredibly talented debut author who is already a big voice within the UKYA community, both online and offline, preorder The Paper & Hearts Society!
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release Date: 13th June 2019
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