LONDON BELONGS TO US SARRA MANNING
Seventeen-year-old Sunny’s always been a little bit of a pushover. But when she’s sent a picture of her boyfriend kissing another girl, she knows she’s got to act. What follows is a mad, twelve-hour dash around London – starting at 8pm in Crystal Palace (so far away from civilisation you can’t even get the Tube there) then sweeping through Camden, Shoreditch, Soho, Kensington, Notting Hill …and ending up at 8am in Alexandra Palace.
Along the way Sunny meets a whole host of characters she never dreamed she’d have anything in common with – least of all the devilishly handsome (and somewhat vain) French ‘twins’ (they’re really cousins) Jean Luc and Vic. But as this love-letter to London shows, a city is only a sum of its parts, and really it’s the people living there who make up its life and soul. And, as Sunny discovers, everyone – from friends, apparent-enemies, famous bands and even rickshaw drivers – is willing to help a girl on a mission to get her romantic retribution.
A fast-paced, darkly funny love letter to London, boys with big hair and the joys of staying up all night.
One huge city one runaway boyfriend one summer night. This story is a fresh, contemporary romance, this is a coming of age tale for today’s teens. Totally relatable to anyone who has ever been troubled by first love and boy/friend issues so, pretty much all of us.
This story made me laugh as when sunny’s mum is going away she leaves a note ( like mothers do) The note tells Sunny all what she can’t do including, No parties and Please don’t have sex with that boy. But will Sunny take any notice?
Published 2nd June 2016 by Hot key books