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GIRLHOOD CAT CLARKE

April 29, 2017

Girlhood Paperback Published on the 4th May 2017 On Amazon £7.99

Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can’t escape the guilt of her twin sister’s Jenna’s death, and her own part in it – and she knows no one else will ever really understand. But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels…loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died. Then Kirsty’s behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper’s? And why is she so obsessed with Harper’s lost sister? Soon, Harper’s closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity. How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her? A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.

MY REVIEW

I think that GIRLHOOD by Cat Clarke is her best novel yet. An excellent page-turning thrilling coming-of-age story from the queen of emotional suspense. I loved every page.

Harper’s twin sister Jenna died at fifteen-years-old she weighed under five stone. Jenna died of heart failure and a perforated Ulcer and a collapse lung. But it was her heart that gave up on her. Harper feels that it was all her fault that her twin sister died as It was Harper’s idea for both of them to go on a post-Christmas diet. Anorexia is a disease.  With Harper not been able to see their parents go through the heart-break of their twin daughter’s death, Harper decided that she wanted to go to boarding school. When Harper arrives at Duncraggan boarding school she becomes friends with Rowan, Lily and Ama. It was just the four of them. When a new girl, Kirsty arrives at the boarding school, Harper and Kirsty become close friends, they both have had a sister die too. Lots happen in this fabulous story.

I  honestly recommend reading GIRLHOOD. There is lots of unpicking secrets and unwrapping lies until we are left with the truth. I hope that all readers that read GIRLHOOD enjoy it as much as what I have.

 

 

 

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