4.30.2013

Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter


PAPER AEROPLANES
ISBN-13: 978-1471400360
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Pages: 304

It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.

With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.


This reminds me a bit of Ginger & Rosa, only I hope it's not as twisted. But female friendships are everything when you're a teen. You get so close you might as well be twins sharing the same brain. The things that can tear a friendship apart or bring you back together are those experiences that change a person forever. Would love to read this book.

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