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It Only Happens in the Movies

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Bad boys turned good, kisses in the rain, climbing through bedroom windows... It only happens in the movies.

When Audrey meets Harry, it’s the start of a truly cinematic romance – or is it?

Audrey knows that Harry is every movie cliché rolled into one. But she still chooses to let him into her heart...

Book information

Age
14+
BIC CBMC
E3N79
Accelerated Reader level
4.6 UY
Paperback
ISBN: 9781474921329
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm

Author information

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 TheSite.org - a charity-run advice and information website for young people.

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“It Only Happens in the Movies”
Holy freaking hell. This is Holly Bourne's best book to date. I absolutely loved how it broke down the conventions of romance films, and the romance genre in general. Some chapters start with a romantic convention and compare it to real life, from kissing to dates and everything in between
“It Only Happens in the Movies”
My new favourite book in the world ever.

Press reviews

“This book is a great reflection on all things relationship, first love, betrayal and the strength of friendship. A MUST read for all teenagers, confident readers and reluctant”
“Again, I really loved this book and was hooked on reading it till the very end, and managed to read it all in one sitting. If you’re looking for a YA contemporary novel that’s a little bit different, and includes family, messed up relationships and feminist rants – and surprises that you might not initially expect – this one’s for you!”
“Holly understands what it means to want the real thing and get a cheap knock off instead. [...] This is such an important book for all of us, Holly knows what she's doing and now I'm going to read everything she has ever written.”
“I honestly cannot rave about this book enough. The bright yellow cover, filled with popcorn may promise a light-hearted read but believe me when I tell you this book is anything but. It Only Happens In The Movies deals with some difficult topics so, so well and I’m not even kidding when I say Audrey will stay in my heart for so long after this. I came to love her like she was a family member, her mother, too. I wanted to rage on her behalf about all the bad things and be there for her when she needed someone and when I closed this book I really felt like I’d left her behind, somehow. Holly Bourne you are a class act, a brilliant writer and I want to thank you immensely for this outstanding novel.”

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