The shortlist for the Bookseller’s YA Book Prize of 2016 has been announced, and our very own Holly Bourne off of the Usborne YA list is one of the shortlisted titles. The winner will be announced on 2nd of June but you can always get more information from their webpage: http://www.thebookseller.com/ya-book-prize/2016
Holly’s book Am I Normal Yet? is a brilliant story about OCD – a complex issue within itself, and the way Holly writes about it is heralded by many – it has a rating of 4.38/5 on Goodreads, and is full of praise about her ability to write with such depth about a mental disease that so many people have to deal with. Just check out these other great reviews:
How Hard Can Love Be? is Holly’s next novel and will be published in ANZ in May 2016 and whilst it isn’t technically a sequel, it will focus on another character from Am I Normal Yet?
AM I NORMAL YET by Holly Bourne
ISBN RRP $16.99
All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left to tick off her list…
But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?
Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in the grip of OCD, from the acclaimed author of THE MANIFESTO ON HOW TO BE INTERESTING.