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THIS WEEK: Mod­ern life is rub­bish… or is it? Holly Bourne ex­plores love, friend­ship and lies in her de­but novel for an adult au­di­ence

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How Do You Like Me Now? Holly Bourne (£ 12.99, HOD­DER & STOUGHTON)

There’s a du­al­ity in read­ing things that are su­per-re­lat­able – it feels great to be heard, but also a lit­tle ex­pos­ing. There’s a bit of that in Holly Bourne’s lat­est novel, but noth­ing will stop you get­ting to the end. You may not be a memoirist who’s in­spired a gen­er­a­tion, like Tori Bai­ley, but you’ll have ex­pe­ri­enced some of her emo­tions. Like, what is go­ing on with her and her ‘happy ever af­ter man’? What are these dif­fi­cult feel­ings she’s hav­ing now her best (re­li­ably fun and sin­gle) friend has found love? And is she all she ap­pears to be on­line? Fol­low­ing Tori as she tries to nav­i­gate mod­ern, 30-some­thing liv­ing, this novel is funny, touch­ing and sear­ingly hon­est.

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