Review: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
Genre: Contemporary
Published by: Usborne
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback ARC
Release date: 09/08/18
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles. But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder – maybe it’s this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches… A trailblazing and painfully honest novel about mental health, friendship and making this crazy world a kinder place.

*I received a copy for review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

I am a huge fan of Holly’s books so as soon as this was announced I was so excited for it and it quickly climbed to the top of my most anticipated releases of the year. It definitely lived up to my expectations and it is now my favourite book by Holly.

I was hooked from the very first page. I find Holly’s writing so easy to read, and it always sucks me in straight away. I just love her writing so much, and she writes such engrossing stories. I love that she always includes feminism and mental health because they are such important topics and Holly is the queen of writing them.

I always really love books set in camps, with all the descriptions of the beautiful landscape. I also enjoy the fact that there is only a small cast of characters for the main character to interact with.

I loved the message of the book, about being kinder to yourself and others. The book inspired me to want to leave my own messages of kindness around town.

This book has just cemented Holly Bourne as my favourite UKYA author, and I really cant wait to see what she writes next, as I’m sure it will be amazing.

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