Monday 18 November 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Trouble By Non Pratt

Book Name: Trouble
Author: Non Pratt
UK Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: March 2014
Summary: A boy. A girl. A bump. Trouble.

Hannah’s smart and funny ... she’s also fifteen and pregnant. Aaron is new at school and doesn’t want to attract attention. So why does he offer to be the pretend dad to Hannah’s unborn baby?

Growing up can be trouble but that’s how you find out what really matters.

Review: Now I have to admit. I'm not really into contemporary books set in the UK. Why? Because When I read I want to be taken away somewhere no where near close to home.

So when I was given "Trouble" I was hesitant...But I read the summary and was curious! And I'm so glad I read it. From the first line of this book it had me hooked!

This book is funny, realistic, shocking, touching and defiantly a book British teens should read, for many reasons; a miss understood girl, a mysterious guy who isn't the "typical" one you would read in a YA. She's pregnant at 15... He's going through a hard time... They both come together in the most unlikely of relationships which becomes one of the great YAs of 2014. 

Aaron's different. He's interesting. I can see why the Hannah character has a curiosity about him. Hannah is a funny brave character and I really enjoyed her. I feel the relationship between these two is so refreshing! And so enjoyable to read. I loved that it switched between two characters. It's always great hearing what each main character is thinking!

I loved the plot I think it's obviously controversial but I feel like this book needed to come out! What with all the "Teen Mom" tv shows showing it isn't glamorous being a teen mom I feel the readers out there can read this book and make light of a sticky situation. You think "oh no not another teen pregnancy book" but this one is interesting. It's very original!

I think the language used in this book isn't at all like the language I've seen in UK YA in the past. It isn't fake in terms of what older people think teenagers talk like. Non Pratt got the teenage language down to a T.

If you enjoy a lovely UK contemporary book about love, compassion and sweet moments...then this is the one for you!


Stuffed Shelves said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing.

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