“People at school say they’re in love all the time but I think that’s ridiculous – as if ya can be in love at our age!”
The Book Fairies have been celebrating the recent paperback release of Paris Lee’s What It Feels Like For A Girl by… you guessed it… hiding copies for people to find!
About the book:
Thirteen-year-old Byron needs to get away, and doesn’t care how. Sick of being beaten up by lads for “talkin’ like a poof” after school. Sick of dad – the weightlifting, womanising Gaz – and Mam, who pissed off to Turkey like Shirley Valentine. Sick of all the people in Hucknall who shuffle about like the living dead, going on about kitchens they’re too skint to do up and marriages they’re too scared to leave.
It’s a new millennium, Madonna’s ‘Music’ is top of the charts and there’s a whole world to explore – and Byron’s happy to beg, steal and skank onto a rollercoaster ride of hedonism. Life explodes like a rush of ecstasy when Byron escapes into Nottingham’s kinetic underworld and discovers the East Midlands’ premier podium-dancer-cum-hellraiser, the mesmerising Lady Die. But when the comedown finally kicks in, Byron arrives at a shocking encounter that will change life forever.
Bold, poignant and riotously funny, What It Feels Like For a Girl is the unique, hotly-anticipated and addictively-readable debut from one of Britain’s most exciting young writers.
We love hearing from those lucky people who spot the books we leave behind! Here are a couple of pics from today’s activities.
Not lucky enough to find one?
Do not worry! What It Feels Like For A Girl is now OUT and available in all good book shops. Just ask the bookseller and they will order it in if they don’t have a copy ready to sell!
If you’d rather order online, you can still support indie bookshops by ordering your copy from Bookshop.org!
Would you like to be a book fairy?
Anyone can be a book fairy! Step ONE is to order some official book fairy stickers and hide some of your own preloved books… 🙂