This book can also be read as a stand-alone
Title: How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club #2)
Author: Holly Bourne
Publication Date: February 1st, 2016
Format: Paperback (ARC provided by the publisher)
Genres & Themes: Young adult, romance, friendship, feminism.
Amber, Evie and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism, and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Amber’s story of how painful – and exhilarating – love can be, following on from Evie’s story in Am I Normal Yet?
All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.
And then there’s prom king Kyle, the guy all the girls want. Can he really be interested in anti-cheerleader Amber? Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, there’s no escaping the fact: love is hard
Thanks to Usborne for sending me the physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
We are so blessed to have this series. ❤
First, I love how this book is from Amber’s POV and the first book is from Evie’s while the third one is from Lottie’s POV. I want to know more about the three gorgeous and extraordinary leads and read more about their lives and struggles. They’re all are different but unique.
Let me tell you WHY you need to read this series or this book.
Why You Should Read This Book:
- Amber. An outspoken, sarcastic and honest protagonist. I felt connected to her emotionally. She’s also my favorite one from The Spinster Club… actually, all of them are my favorite lol. She has such an awesome personality that you can’t help but love her! And no, not that quirky and cute personality but an honest and truthful one.
- Amber’s friends: Lottie (great at LECTURES! and a really great friend and a feminist) and Evie (a supportive best friend we all need who almost always does the right thing and says the right words. Extremely wise!).
- A book you can relate to.. especially if you are a teenager. Because it mostly discusses our everyday struggles and I don’t mean the “love” struggles but friendship, family, and feminism.
- Kyle. A nice and humble guy who is, thankfully, not a jerk. He’s a part of a rare species.
- Holly Bourne’s writing is brutally honest, realistic, straightforward. You are not gonna find lies or sugar coated truth here. I admire her writing a lot. It’s inspiring! She addresses some really serious topics in her books while also keeping it light and hilarious.
- Friendship (already mentioned but well.) Amber, Lottie, and Evie care for each other a LOT and support each other. They don’t judge each other and are always ALWAYS there for each other!
- Looking for Feminism in YA? Try this one.
- Totally recommend this series (or book) to everyone. I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
About the Author:
Holly Bourne writes YA novels and blogs about feminist issues. Her favorite things to complain loudly about are: the stigma of mental health, women’s rights, and the under-appreciation of Keanu Reeves’ acting ability.
Holly’s first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. The first book in the ‘Normal’ series, Am I Normal Yet? has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016 and has inspired the formation of Spinster Clubs around the country.
Before becoming a full-time author, Holly was editor and relationship advisor for a charity website.