Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday Titles 095..

The Following Girls : Louise Levene
Amanda Baker is our protagonist in The Following Girls. She's a student at Mildred Fawcett, a public school where the students and teachers seem to have a rather tempestuous relationship to say the least.

Baker makes up one quarter of "The Mandies", as there are four girls of the same first name in her year and one of my favourite things about the book is the way in which the author describes the way in which the group's friendship ebbs and flows. I'm fairly sure this is the kind of thing that just about anyone can remember happening from their school days.

In many ways, the book is a rather mundane trip back into 1970s nostalgia and it takes a little while (almost 50%) before anything "major" really happens. I mean, sometimes that's okay, and I'd describe it as an edgier Malory Towers, I guess. Just don't crack this spine expecting it to be a very dramatic or engaging storyline, or I fear you could be a little disappointed.

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