Saturday, 23 July 2016

Review and Giveaway - Girl Hearts Girl Blog Tour

An inspiring, uplifting and sympathetic story about sexuality and self-acceptance, Lucy Sutcliffe's debut memoir is a personal and moving coming out story. In 2010, at seventeen, Lucy Sutcliffe began an online friendship with Kaelyn, from Michigan. They began a long distance relationship, finally meeting in 2011. Lucy's video montage of their first week spent together was the first in a series of vlogs documenting their long-distance relationship. Now, for the first time, Lucy's writing about the incredible personal journey she's been on. (Publishers' Blurb)

Author: Lucy Sutcliffe
Release Date: 24th June 2016
Publisher: Scholastic
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I'm so pleased to take part in the blog tour for this fantastic book! I've never read a YA memoir before and this deals with issues that deserve so much more coverage.

The main thing I really liked was how candid this book was. It felt like Lucy Sutcliffe was being really open about her feelings and the events of her life. For that reason, I think this book will reach a lot of people going through uncertainty or difficulties related to their sexuality. I especially loved getting the female perspective, as a lot of YA seems to focus on boys' experiences in this area.

The development of Lucy and Kaelyn's relationship was my favourite part of this book. Their story was really sweet and optimistic. At the point that they met, this book well and truly sucked me in and it only took me a day to read.

Lucy Sutcliffe's conversational writing style suited the plot and subject matter really well and I thought she wrote with a really strong voice.

That being said, there were points that the book felt a little superficial and I didn't fully engage with it. I wanted a little more depth and introspection at times.

This a light, fun read just in time for Summer! It delves into subjects of identity and relationships that I'd really like to see more of in other books.

There is a tour-wide giveaway! 3 copies of Girl Hearts Girl for 3 lucky winners!
Participants must live in UK or IRL.

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