Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes

It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.

With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.

Title:Paper Aeroplanes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781471400360
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    Paper Aeroplanes Reviews

  • enqi ???

    Paper Airplanes is a peculiar, yet impossibly extraordinary book. I myself don't even know why I rated it 5 stars. I just knew in my very heart that I couldn't rate this book any less. From the very f...

  • Michelle

    I’ve been writing a lot of five star reviews lately (with more on the way) and I have genuinely enjoyed all of those books, but it has been many, many years since I have been able to connect so much...

  • Jenny / Wondrous Reads

    I read Paper Aeroplanes in a few hours; it's a compulsive read with well-drawn, realistic characters and situations and writing that drew me from page one. If I didn't know better I wouldn't have pegg...

  • Shoshana

    Dead parents, bullying, negligent parents, bulemia, anorexia, abuse of sexual power, rape, lying, pregnancy... am I missing anything? I must be, given the rave reviews of this book. Here's the thing: ...

  • SoWrongItsRANDI {Bell, Book & Candle}

    I feel like Dawn O’Porter really captured the experience of high school, even if it was based in the mid-90s. It’s easy to forget all the drama, gossip, and social hierarchies that come along with...

  • Stacey (prettybooks)

    I will not be posting a full review, but I'd like to say that Paper Aeroplanes is one of the most wonderfully authentic YA contemporary novels I've read.Paper Aeroplanes made me think a lot about the ...

  • Cora Tea Party Princess

    5 Words: UKYA at its absolute best.This was an amazing read, one I'm sure will stay with me. And it's left me anxious to get on to Goose. After hearing Dawn O'Porter talking at the author event on Mon...

  • Sally Whiteside

    What an absolute joy to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed this but then I really love Dawn O'porter's books....

  • Serendipity Reviews

    Originally posted on www.serendipityreviews.co.ukI really enjoyed reading this book, even if I did cringe at quite a few scenes. And I honestly only cringed because it opened a locked door in my mind ...

  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)

    4.5 starsDo you know what we need more of in YA lit? Positive female friendships. And in Paper Aeroplanes, Dawn o’Porter gives it to us in spades.From the very first few pages, the author had me abs...