Author: K. E. Payne
Length: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes
Rating: 5 stars
Life’s sweet when you’re seventeen and in love, right? Clemmie Atkins certainly thinks so! She’s still madly in love with her girlfriend, the hot and super-confident EMO, Hannah Harrison, and her irritating sister, HRBH, will soon be leaving home to go to university.
But just when it seems that life is finally pretty darn cool, a new distraction at school threatens to upset everything, and the return of the enigmatic and sexy J with a startling confession confuses things further...
Clemmie has another 365 days to try to get her life back on track...but will it be enough? -Goodreads
Brimming with quick wit and an authentic teenaged snark; K.E. Payne's Another 365 Days will have readers laughing, crying, cheering, and asking all the important questions right along with Clemmie, as she navigates the in's and out's of life as a 17 year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, her life choices, and what it means to be Clemmie Atkins for "Another 365 Days".
The thing that will stand out to readers most about this read is, though it is one that deals with what is often a touchy subject; it does so in a very unaffected way. There is no tragic cause and effect relationship between Clemmie's sexual orientation and the outcome of her life. In fact, if you were to replace the female love interests in the book with males, it would be any other Contemporary YA Romance.
Yep, that's right folks!
Clemmie is about as normal as they come. No psychotic, drug crazed, freaks of nature coming for your daughters in this one.
What there is, is a warm, well written story about a well adjusted girl, with a solid family, a colorful octogenarian aunt, an PITA of an older sister, and a very "HAWT" (her words...not mine) girlfriend named Han.
Written in journal format, and set in the UK; the set up and slang used in this book may take a little getting used to. Not to worry though, teen drama is universal.
This is a wonderful teen read, which speaks to the insecurities and fears in us all. The need for acceptance, honesty, laughter, and LOVE.