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August reviews round-up

We’ve had a flurry of lovely reviews for Emma Shevah and Andrew Norriss, who both have books just published or about to be published in the US and UK.


Emma Shevah’s second novel Dara Palmer’s Major Drama, was published on 6th August with Chicken House, has been garnering some great reviews:

‘Fresh, funny, fizzy and indomitable’ says the Book Trust. Read the full review here.

‘LITERALLY a bundle of joy… both hilarious and moving. Don’t hesitate to pick this one up!’ says Confessions of a Readaholic. Read more here.

‘a beautifully written, warm and funny new novel from Emma Shevah’ writes World Book Day. See the whole review here.


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Jessica’s Ghost by Andrew Norriss was published in the US in August with the title Friends For Life and has already received some fantastic reviews:

A ‘well-crafted friendship story’ according to Kirkus Reviews. Read more here.

‘Told with humor and warmth, this exploration of the important ways that that friends are connected continues to haunt my thoughts’ says Reading Style Guide. See the full review here.

‘This memorable story will leave readers thinking about how small actions can have a significant impact’ writes Publisher’s Weekly in a starred review.

‘Relatable situations and genuinely likeable characters will keep readers engaged’ says one Amazon review. Read more here.

Friends For Life or Jessica’s Ghost was also picked up as an example of a respectful, well-researched and ‘curiously uplifting’ approach to young people’s mental health issues by Imogen Russell Williams. Get the full article here.


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Dream on Amber by Emma Shevah is due to be published in the US on the 6th October and has already received a number of starred reviews:

‘By turns playful and poignant, in both style and substance, this coming-of-age novel will hook readers from the first page to the last’ says Kiera Parrott for the School Library Journal. Read her full review here.

‘Amber’s effervescent and opinionated narration captivates from the start’ writes Publisher’s Weekly here.

‘Shevah’s debut novel is a charmer… its emotional depth makes it stand out from the pack’ says Julia Smith on the Booklist Online. Read more here.