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Bookshop Girl (Paperback)

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Written by our very own children's bookseller, Chloe Coles, Bookshop Girl is a brilliant and brilliantly funny story - even if we do say so ourselves!

Synopsis

A hilarious tale of female friendship, bookshops and fighting for a cause - perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Louise Rennison. Bennett's Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It's a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money. But, like so many bookshops, Bennett's has become a 'casualty of the high street' - it's strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat. Time is ticking - but that's not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign? Written by debut author and bookseller Chloe Coles, this is the first in a new laugh-out-loud and sparky teen series that will make you want to rush out and start your own bookshop campaign!



Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fictionChildren'sFiction & true storiesRomance & relationships stories Publisher: Hot Key Books Publication Date: 14/06/2018 ISBN-13: 9781471407116  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Originally from Northampton, Chloe studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art before moving to London. Now in her twenties, she has worked in bookselling since the age of sixteen, squeezing it in around school and university and other jobs. She's previously worked at Waterstones, Blackwells and Heffers and now works as a Children's Specialist and Assistant Buyer at Foyles Charing Cross. All of her hair is her own. People ask her about that. A lot. Chloe sings ('shouts') in a band with her best friend. Follow Chloe Coles on Twitter @ChloeColes_

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Customer Reviews

The perfect Sunday afternoon read, delved into the gorgeously funny YA Bookshop Girl this afternoon and read it all in one giggly sitting. It brought back ALL the best memories of my own Bookshop Girl days, from shelving shenanigans, celeb promo cut outs, strange graffiti encounters, shockingly shoddy shoplifters, boxes and boxes of books, the passion and connection for stories that booksellers have deep in their bones, and the importance of defending our wonderful high street indie book shops, all with a bit of brilliant, bonkers, fittie-distracted, inspired teen girl activism. Amazing work Chloe! A perfect read for every booky teen with a bit of a rebel in them πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ’…πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ»

- 15/07/2018
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What reader doesn't love a book about books? I had been seeing this book on Twitter and Instagram for a few months and I knew just from the title and the cover that I needed to read it, so I was very happy when this turned up in my post box. Let's start with the cover. It's awesome! I love how bright and colourful it is, it's so eye-catching! The artwork is so simplistic but it's perfect for this book. The cover illustrations were actually done by the author, Chloe Coles, which I think is amazing. She is a very talented young lady. When I first read the synopsis for this book I knew it was exactly the kind of book I would love. From the very beginning, I had high expectations and I was extremely keen to get started. I actually managed to finish this book within twenty four hours (It would have been all in one day but I got an email telling me that I was going to meet Shawn Mendes so reading got put on hold while I was fangirling!) Anyway, back to the book... I really liked that this book didn't just come across as "Oh no, a bookshop is closing down" but that it actually had a purpose. It addressed the current state of the high street and Chloe used her writing to bring it to attention. High street stores are closing regularly where I live and in the surrounding areas, so it was refreshing to see a book that actually recognised this issue. Using this bookshop closure at the centre of the plot was very cleverly done too because everything else going on in Paige's life links back to this store. She's studying art with people who are passionate about saving the shop. She has a best friend who works and studies with her. Paige meets her crush in the store. Trying to save the store gives Paige the opportunity to use her voice and take a stand. It all links back to this beautiful bookshop. I do need to address the name of the main character: Paige Turner. I'm not going to lie, when I first read it I did roll my eyes and think maybe this overstepped the comedic mark, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The name choice was explained in a very logical way which made it a lot easier to read her full name. The characters in this book were great. They were all very believable within the situation they had been placed. It was nice to see how they all communicated and worked together when it came to campaigning. Paige was very relatable too when it came to dealing with something she was passionate about and when it came to her friendship with Holly. I also have to make a special mention about the character of Sue, who was simply brilliant. Chloe's writing was fantastically funny and had me laughing out loud on many occasions. The humour was spot on in so many places and I loved the way that Paige's thoughts just burst out. There are so many times that somebody says something to Paige and the line that immediately follows in not what you would say but it's definitely what you would be thinking. I found our thought process very similar too. Paige was brilliantly written and I will need to hear more about her in the future. Luckily, at the back of this book there is a sneak peek at book number two, so I already know that there is more Paige Turner on the way. I'm excited to see what happens next.

- 01/06/2018
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