Published: 1st June 2017
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.Bookshop Girl is the perfect quick, summer read! It's light-hearted and fun and let's be honest, it doesn't get much better than a book about a bookshop does it?!
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?
Paige Turner works in her local bookshop, Bennett's. When the news breaks that the shop is to be shut down, Paige and her friend Holly refuse to let Bennett's close without a fight and they start a petition to save the shop.
Bookshop Girl is an brilliant story about how you can make things happen when you try! Paige and Holly are constantly faced with people being negative about their ability to make change and yet they don't let that stop them (little bit of female empowerment in there too yes please!!). There's some romance and whathaveyou but books and friendship are the main focus of the story which made this the perfect book for me! I am a big fan of contemporary books (obvs) but sometimes it can be hard to find a story that's not centred on romantic relationships and so I appreciate this all the more!
I love Chloe Coles writing style and the references to other media etc. (first book I've read with a Drag Race reference in thank YOU) and the only reason I didn't give it a full five bees is because I just wish there could have been a little more. But then it's only just over 200 pages so what could I expect?? In that respect the balance of storyline and description and stuff is perfect but I would have loved another 50 or more pages simply because I am greedy...
Anyway, my desire for more pages will soon be fulfilled and I'm super excited that there is a book two!! I cannot wait to see what Paige and Holly get up to next. If you're looking for a fun summer read then definitely pick up Bookshop Girl you will not be disappointed!
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