I am super excited to be sharing my review of Access All Awkward by Beth Garrod as part of the blog tour. I adored the two previous books and this one was just as wonderful!
If you haven't picked up the first two in this series then, I can't recommend it enough!
Bella Fisher is stuck in EXAM HELL - with only the promise of a weekend at the RebelRocks festival with her mates as a reward afterwards. OK, so she can't actually afford a ticket and will have to work as a litter picker and toilet scrubber, but it's still going to be epic: the best bands, her best friends and best-boy-in-the-world Adam, with not a parent or teacher in sight.
But when she arrives to find annoying older sister Jo has been sent by Mum to keep an eye on her, things go from bad to worse. BFF Rachel is hanging out with some mean girls, awful ex-boyfriend Luke pitches up with his model girlfriend and her pristine Hunter wellies, and the drummer in her favourite band is exposed as a sexist pig. All the face glitter and flower crowns in the world can't save the day... can they?
~I was sent a copy from the publisher - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I didn't think I could love Bella more! I am a huge fan of Bella and all the crazy shenanigans she gets up too. There are things that make me cringe, make me laugh, want to hug her and just reminds me of being an awkward teen. I was so excited that Beth was writing a 3rd book and that it was going to be a festival themed one.
Bella really wants to go to a music festival after her exams. It is the best way to celebrate them being over. She can't actually afford a ticket but, she was able to get a job and even though she may have to deal with the portaloos she is ready to have the best summer ever with her friends at this festival. But, being Bella, things won't run smoothly. Imagine finding out your favourite bands drummer is sexist, your ex turns up and your mum sent your older sister to keep an eye on you.
With all this thrown at Bella, will she have the best time ever at the festival?
I adored this book. It is the YA festival book everyone needs to read this summer. It is so relatable, it reminded me of my first festival when I was younger and how I wished things went differently but, I manged to have a really great time with my friends! And, I'm glad to read the strong bond between Bella and her friends.
A book full of amazing friendship, love, first festivals and tackling sexism (and obviously super hilarious). I really enjoy reading about Bella and how confidence, loyal, and brilliant she is. She makes me laugh, I just want to hug her at times and reading about her experience at her first festival was the summer book I needed. If you've never read these books I can't recommend them enough! Bella is a wonderful main character and I love reading about her and I really love where Beth went with this story and again, I can't recommend them enough!!
Another brilliant book from Beth that is the perfect summer read.