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Alice Oseman Collection 6 Books Set (Solitaire, Loveless, This Winter, Radio Silence, Nick and Charlie, I Was Born for This)

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I'm pivoting between loving this as a tender book about friendship and caring so deeply for your found family and also wanting to leave it in the past with the other tropey YA of old. Delve into four acclaimed novels from Alice Oseman, the YA Prize winning author and creator of Netflix series Heartstopper.

Along with Radio Silence, upon the release of Oseman's third book, I Was Born For This, Solitaire's UK cover received a redesign from HarperCollins designer, Ryan Hammond.I mean, yes, Frances had her own aspirations, hopes, fears, dreams, heartbreaks... but she also just felt like a vehicle to explain, chronicle, and support Aled's life. This is not intended to be a full statement of all your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations. Full details of your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations are available in the UK from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or your Local Authority's Trading Standards Office.

Both Tori's personal blog and the Solitaire blog exist in real life (the Solitaire blog under a different name than the original however, as "solitaire.co.uk" is taken by people who just love the card game). As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight. Applicability of cancellation rights: Legal rights of cancellation under the Distance Selling Regulations available for UK or EU consumers do not apply to certain products and services. I think the themes this book handles are incredibly intriguing but I do think it just barely misses what it's trying to say. Like, the pieces are all there, but one or two aren't quite lining up, and it feels disjointed. However, I do appreciate it for what it is (and can you believe the author was only 18 when she wrote it?).

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now. Although Solitaire was originally set in 2011, Heartstopper takes place in 2016, which means that it would technically take place in January 2017 in the updated timeline. However, Alice has said that neither Solitaire not Heartstopper takes place in any specific year. Solitaire follows a year 12 student, sixteen-year-old chronic pessimist, Tori Spring. Throughout the novel, Tori creates (and destroys) relationships, debatably platonic or romantic, while managing family issues, mental health and the uprise of a local 'prankster' group, whose actions are both growing concerning and dangerous. Begrudgingly, Tori assists eighteen-year-old year 13 student, Michael Holden in his 'investigation' into the prank group, in doing so, developing a reluctant friendship. Goods that by reason of their nature, cannot be returned - (Items such as underwear, where the 'hygiene patch' has been removed, or cosmetics where the seal has been broken). For now, I'll just say it's a well written book, the plot kept me engaged throughout, and the characters were incredibly fleshed out and had great voice.

Also, spoiler, but I feel really crushed that the only sapphic book Oseman has written wasn't a romance. She doesn't owe it, but reading all of the other books where all the queer characters get a HEA with their lover makes this one stand out even fiercer. Such a bummer.) What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. It's a bit on the nose at times (the middle portion slogged a whee bit for me), but it was also so ground shaking at the same time to realize that yes, being a fan and fandoms can be such beautiful, wonderful things, but being a fan at the expense of being yourself is such a complex battle that many fans face at a certain point. The sale of customised goods or perishable goods, sealed audio or video recordings, or software, which has been opened.I'll preface by saying there were certain scenes and lines I really enjoyed and I felt that this book is so, so important!

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