My Summer of Love
It's 1984 and one of the hottest summers Yorkshire's seen. It's the kind of woozy heat you lose your mind in. Mona is 15 years old. She's a drinker, a thief, and a fruit machine addict. Things are already going badly in the pub where she lives with her obese step-brother PorkChop, but when Mona meets posh Tamsin Fakenham, a sassy girl with beautiful breasts, an actress mother, and a sister who's died of starvation, things very quickly get much worse. Winner of the Betty Trask Award 2002, this novel was made into a 2005 film starring Emily Blunt and Nathalie Press.
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Review: My Summer of LoveUser Review - Guy Salvidge - Goodreads
I was going to give this four stars but I've upped it to five because of the strong ending. It's about a young girl called Mona (real name Lisa) living with her dysfunctional family in Yorkshire in ... Read full review
Review: My Summer of LoveUser Review - Bobbie Macniven-young - Goodreads
I wanted to read the book since I'd seen the film, but both are so different that it was hard to read it without a slight degree of cross-reference (mostly to do with the character of Porkchop, who ... Read full review