I was brave She was reckless We were trouble Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie - confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne's past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realises, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.
~ I was sent a copy of this book from the publishers, this in no way affects my opinion~
I give it - 5/5 (more like a million out of 5)
My review - I can't stop thinking about this book at all, it was just so wonderful.
In this book we follow Caddy. She and Rosie have been best friends for years. They both go to different schools and have different set of friends but they always spend time together. Then one day Rosie makes a new friend named Suzanne and brings her to meet Caddy and everything unravels from there. Suzanne is beautiful but also damaged and Caddy seems to get caught up in it all and it threatens the girls friendship.
This book is a lot more than friendship. It also talks about mental health, abuse, rebellion and so much more and Sara has done a brilliant job of putting it altogether in this heartbreakingly beautiful book.
What I loved about this story was that there was no romance. Yes, there was side topics of dating but that wasn't the main focus and it was refreshing to read.
This is a book the world needs. I have been looking for a book on friendship and this ticks all the boxes for me. It deals with female friendship and so much more, how certain things could possibly make you stronger and closer or break you.
This was a fantastic book from a debut author! This book had me laughing at parts and crying at others. I didn't put it down once until I finished it and even then I didn't want it to end. The friendship was amazing to read and the story was so realistic!
If you're looking for a beautiful story on brutally honest friendship then this is the book for you. It will have you laughing and feeling emotional.
Fantastic debut novel from Sara! Cannot wait to see what she writes next!!
All Amber wants is a bit of love from her estranged mum. And she's hoping that a summer together at Mum's Californian kids' camp will help patch up her shattered heart. But then she meets Prom King Kyle - and offers her heart up for breaking all over again. Even with BFFs Evie and Lottie's advice, Amber's finding love hard. Is it worth the fight?
~I was sent a review copy of this book, this in no way affects my opinion~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I adored the first book in this series AM I NORMAL YET and I was really excited to hear that Holly was writing two more books about Evie's best friend and I was even more excited when I got an early copy of HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE which is from Ambers POV and I was not disappointed at all!
Amber is going to stay with her estranged mother for the summer in the US. She hasn't seen her mother for 2 years so she is really happy to be able to spend time with her at the camp she will be working at. She remembers a lot about her mother, mainly all the bad things but she has missed her but this trip doesn't turn out how she wants it too. She hardly see's her mother and when she does it feels rushed and fake and Amber has to bite her tongue a few times to not say what she is really thinking and how she left her when she was younger. Then enter Kyle, he is the all American boy and Amber isn't sure if she is ready to offer her heart to him but she does have a lot of support from her two best friends Evie and Lottie.
I really connected with Amber in this story. She feels like she will never have a boyfriend since she is tall and has never been kissed. That was me when I was a teenager so I knew how she felt, especially when she would freak out about the little things Kyle did. I felt sorry for Amber as she wanted was to spend time with her mother and put their past behind them but her mother wasn't make much of an effort but near the end you could tell that they both needed more time to heal before taking the next step.
It was great reading the friendship between the three girls. I haven't read many books where there is a strong female friendship but this one is at the top for me. Especially since they made a club called The Spinster club!
This book deals a lot with relationships, from boys to friends and family and Holly did a fantastic job of writing all three and combining them in this wonderful book! I was so gripped from the beginning that I didn't put it down until I finished it! It left me wanting more from The Spinster Club and I cannot wait for Lottie's book to come out!
If you're looking for a funny book that talks about friendship, feminism and relationships then this is the book for you! It will have you laughing out loud and wishing that you where apart of their club!