Summer is the perfect time for fun reads for me. It’s one of the only times of years where I am tempted to pick up a contemporary and stray from usual fantasy/ sci-fi / dystopian. As such, it is the perfect time for me to pick up The Paper & Hearts Society.
The Paper & Hearts Society is the debut novel from UK booktuber and blogger Lucy Powrie. It tells the story of Tabby Brown, who feels like she never fits in. When she moves to a new town, it looks like things might just change. She joins a book club and thinks she might have finally found some friends that make her happy. Unfortunately, thinks are never that simple.
What I loved the most about this book was that it was really fun and a celebration of healthy, positive friendships. It was really uplifting and I think an important reminder of how important friendships can be, especially when you are a teenager. It was such a refreshing change to see that celebrated so wholeheartedly in The Paper & Hearts Society.
I also loved how unashamed Lucy Powrie is in celebrating literature. This is about more than a book club – it is about how important and beneficial reading can be. There are certainly some traits from these book lovers that I recognise in myself. I think Olivia and I would be equally as dangerous in a book shop!
Now, I just need to convince my friends that we can start our own The Paper & Hearts Society.