A poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship for fans of Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham.
I just can't imagine me without you...
It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends.
Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed.
Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world.
For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.
'A really gorgeous and nostalgic read' Marie Claire
'As brilliant as you would expect . . . Funny, sad and incredibly poignant' Stylist
'Funny and touching . . . a must for anyone who has experienced the joy - and pain - of teenage friendship' Grazia
'She has nailed every high school girl's defining moments' Jo Elvin, editor, Glamour
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Multi-talented television and radio host, magazine columnist, and blogger Dawn O’Porter mined her youthful journals to write her poignant debut novel. Paper Aeroplanes follows two lonely Guernsey teenagers, Renée and Flo, as they fumble through the pitfalls of toxic friendships, roiling hormones and overwhelming tragedy. O’Porter’s relatable protagonists are refreshingly introspective and authentically bewildered by the challenges of growing up. Acerbic and bawdy, this original coming-of-age tale packs an emotional punch.
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Very relatable and a good coming of age book. Whatever the characters feel you end up feeling the exact same.
Was really looking forward to reading this but just couldn't get into it, quite disappointed.
Brilliant book really enjoyed it! Couldn't put it down :) it was such a great read could really relate to Renee as i lost my mum to breast cancer when i was just 16yrs old would love to read more of your books Dawn O Porter :)