'Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in with her classmates. She doesn't want to go to parties at the weekend - in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.
It's like she hasn't found her people ...
That is until she moves to a new town where a book club, The Paper & Hearts Society, is recruiting. Tabby might just be in luck. Enough of her old "friends" who only talk to her when they need something. It's time for Quidditch themed fancy dress parties, games like "shut up and Shakespeare" ... and LOTS of chocolate.'
I adored this book.
As soon as I saw this book I knew I had to have it. I mean book lovers in a book club, discussing books, playing bookish games and going on a bookish road trip. What's not to love.
I loved that I knew so many of the books that the characters were discussing in this book. They covered both classics and modern books which is unusual and I really loved it. As I was familiar with the books I felt like I was able to understand the characters and where they were coming from when discussing these books.
The characters in this book were amazing. They were different and diverse yet they found common ground in their love of books and developed wonderful friendship because of their common interests.
Lucy Powrie did a fantastic job with this story. It was fun and sweet while still covering some difficult topics. I though he did an amazing job in dealing with mental illness, grief and bullying. She didn't gloss over the subjects and the characters dealt with these issues differently but in really normal ways.
The writing in this book was absolutely beautiful. It was perfectly paced and had an emotional cinematic quality about it. This made for a truly wonderful reading experience.
The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie is a must read for everyone.
Published by Geramie Kate Barker