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Out of the Blue: The inside story of the unexpected rise and rapid fall of Liz Truss

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Books can help teenagers to process sad feelings, especially when they find it hard to talk to adults. You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. I watched them walk away, and with each step they took it was solidified in my heart that all this is real. Out of the Blue: The inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss by Harry Cole and James Heale is published by HarperCollins. Out of the Blue: The Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss is a non-fiction book about the British politician Liz Truss, written by Harry Cole and James Heale, published as an ebook on 1 November 2022 and in print and audio on 24 November.

I want to find the love of my life, and I think there's a world where Crest could have been that, but I need to love myself -- *live* for myself -- first. As I said, merpeople are all non-binary, so when Ross goes to land, they decide to maintain the pronouns they used under the sea instead of 'choosing a binary gender to blend in better with the humans', like their elders told them. While there is one swear word and one kiss, Out of the Blue feels well suited to young teenage readers who are looking for a story with emotional depth as well as pace, and which provides an opportunity for discussion around ethics, death and religion. Thereafter, we see the balance shift in the Jurassic period, before burrows of safety protect early mammals when ‘ an asteroid hits Earth’ eradicating all large animals. A lot of the issues I had with this book, I also had with June's first book, Jay's Gay Agenda, so it might just be that Jason June is not the author for me.

Two days later, The Guardian reported HarperCollins's intention to publish Out of the Blue: The Inside Story of Liz Truss and Her Astonishing Rise to Power, to be written by Harry Cole, the politics editor at The Sun, and James Heale, the diary editor at The Spectator, with a planned publication date of 8 December. Putting aside her own fear, reportedly expressed to a visitor to the Foreign Office, that “I am weird and I don’t have any friends”, plausible theories for her implosion include that vaulting self-belief (even in her post-resignation speech to staff, she was still insisting she’d been on the right track) and determination to put the wrong people in cabinet. It’s not necessarily a great work of literature, but it’s got the cheesy teen rom-com thing down, while also offering a ton of diversity and that fun fantasy element. Out of the Blue is a delightful teen rom com with just enough mermaid shenanigans to keep a fantasy lover satisfied! Out of the Blue is prefaced with an authors' note, in which Cole and Heale remark that the book's production was rushed.

As a fluff story of queer love and diverse lives, I can see this book being something people really enjoy.It gave me What If It’s Us vibes (which isn’t usually a compliment because I kinda disliked What If It’s Us, but in this case it’s not so bad) but Out of the Blue was better (IMHO). I loved how Sean’s body type may not have been the typical slim swimming body, and I loved his confidence in himself. One moment they were friends with benefits, the next they were fully in love, then very torn up over whether or not they were manipulating each other, then broken up, then in love, then maybe broken up again? Alongside Robert Tregoning’s empathetic, stirring, rhyming story, we’ve Stef Murphy’s subtle, emotionally literate, broad sweep illustrations.

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