The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

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Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her more

Product details

  • 14+
  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 32mm | 399.99g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black line drawings
  • 1409562182
  • 9781409562184
  • 26,382

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'Probably the best YA novel I've ever read, and that's a strong statement to make' - Emma Blackery; 'I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone' - Beth Reekles, YA author (The Kissing Booth); 'The banter & bitchiness is UTTERLY ADDICTIVE' - Non Pratt, YA author (Trouble); Full of wisdom, heartache, and honesty, this tops John Green in my book' - Never judge a book by its cover blog; 'Tackles issues like peer pressure, bullying and self-harm, but so very readable' - Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide; 'Very much in tune with her audience, this second novel from Holly has characters that readers will relate to and remember long after reading the last page' - Lovereading4kids; 'Holly Bourne has written an intriguing and well-written YA novel that keeps you turning the pages and is a meaner Mean Girls of sorts' - Booktrust; 'One of the most honest voices I've ever read in YA contemporary fiction' - Books for YA; 'Bourne is a prodigiously talented author who has the gift of making fiction seem real' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'Hard to put down' - School Librarian; 'Definitely a book with a few lessons to teach us and although it is aimed at a female audience there are many things that teen boys could learn as well. It really makes you think about the world our young people are growing up in' - Books for Keeps; 'Poor Bree's plan sounds like a disaster waiting to happen and I just want to scream at her 'BE YOURSELF'. Unfortunately though, life isn't that easy and I know it sounds horrid but I can't wait to read her struggles!' - The Reader Ramblings; 'As you'd expect this book is witty and clever. I quickly connected with Bree and was chuckling away after a few pages... I loved that this wasn't a purely happy or sad book but a messy realistic in between - much like life really' - Jess Hearts Books; 'Holly Bourne manages to revamp the whole theme of a geek having a makeover and suddenly becoming an IT-Girl... Not only does Bourne write an amazing story but she also sends out a positive message to teenagers and young adults about life and the unrealistic views people are fed all over the world on school, friends, beauty and life' - Paper Trailshow more

About Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne is an author and a journalist. Holly's first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. The first book in the Spinster Club series, Am I Normal Yet?, was chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016 and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. The Spinster Club series has also inspired the formation of Spinster Clubs across the UK and Ireland. Before becoming a full-time author, Holly was editor of - a charity-run advice and information website for young more

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