The Manifesto on How to be Interesting (Paperback)
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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 01/08/2014
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Apparently I'm boring. A nobody. But that's all about to change. Because I am starting a project. Here. Now. For myself. And if you want to come along for the ride then you're very welcome. Bree is by no means popular. Most of the time, she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes. But when Bree is told she needs to stop shutting the world out and start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. A manifesto that will change everything... ...but the question is, at what cost?

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409562184
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 27 mm


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Tackles issues like peer pressure, bullying and self-harm, but so very readable. * Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide *
UTTERLY ADDICTIVE. * Non Pratt, author of Trouble *
"Full of wisdom, heartache, and honesty, this tops John Green in my book." * Never Judge a Book by Its Cover blog *
"I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone." * Beth Reekles, YA author (The Kissing Booth) *
A great book...It made me grateful that I never in my life have to go back to school ever again! * A Book and Tea *
As you'd expect this book is witty and clever. I quickly connected with Bree and was chuckling away after a few pages... I loved that this wasn't a purely happy or sad book but a messy realistic in between - much like life really. * Jess Hearts Books *
Definitely a book with a few lessons to teach us and although it is aimed at a female audience there are many things that teen boys could learn as well. It really makes you think about the world our young people are growing up in. * Books for Keeps *
Full of wisdom, heartache, and honesty, this tops John Green in my book. * Never Judge a Book by Its Cover blog *
Holly Bourne has written an intriguing and well-written YA novel that keeps you turning the pages and is a meaner Mean Girls of sorts. * Booktrust *
Holly Bourne manages to revamp the whole theme of a geek having a makeover and suddenly becoming an IT-Girl... Not only does Bourne write an amazing story but she also sends out a positive message to teenagers and young adults about life and the unrealistic views people are fed all over the world on school, friends, beauty and life. * Paper Trail *
I clung to my kindle and read as fast as I possibly could... The ending was explosive and when there was ten percent left, I really didn't know how the plot would end. * Emma Lou Book Blog *
I have depression and social anxiety and books are my escape from it but sometimes they are also my way of accepting and embracing it, and I think The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne is one of the latter - it may not have saved my life literally but it helped me save me from myself and I'm thankful for it. * Bookrebel, site member *
I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone. * Beth Reekles, YA author (The Kissing Booth) *
Incredible piece of YA literature. Finally, an author who GETS it. You can say "we were all young once..." but if I had a penny for every time I came across a "young adult" novel that had unrelatable characters, no flaws, unconvincing dialogue... Holly isn't like that. This book will pull you in and refuse to let go. Probably the best YA novel I've ever read, and that's a strong statement to make. * Emma Blackery *
Intelligent but introverted Bree might not seem at first to be an 'every girl' but her fears, her emotions, her vulnerability... will strike a chord with both teens and their parents. Bourne is a prodigiously talented author who has the gift of making fiction seem real. * Lancashire Evening Post *
My favourite book this year. * Boxes of Foxes *
One of the most honest voices I've ever read in YA contemporary fiction. * Books for YA *
Poor Bree's plan sounds like a disaster waiting to happen and I just want to scream at her 'BE YOURSELF'. Unfortunately though, life isn't that easy and I know it sounds horrid but I can't wait to read her struggles! * The Reader Ramblings *
Probably the best YA novel I've ever read, and that's a strong statement to make. * Emma Blackery *
This is a book which is hard to put down and will find a large audience with readers both older and younger than the suggested age group. * School Library Journal *
This is a book which is hard to put down. * School Librarian *
Very much in tune with her audience, this second novel from Holly has characters that readers will relate to and remember long after reading the last page. * Lovereading4kids *

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“Contemporary, Honest, INTERESTING!”

Wow, this book is awesome!
Bree is my ideal main character - she is relatable, funny, observant and even before she tried to become interesting, I wanted to know about her and her situation.
After being rejected for a... More

Paperback edition
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“A relate-able book dealing with real teen issues!”

I am currently reading this book and I am really enjoying it!

A very relate-able book that covers the social complexities and almost "class-system" that school children all over the world seem to cultivate... More

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“It's hard to explain...”

It's hard to explain how much I love this book. It's like every single thing I love in a YA book all rolled into one. Humour, sarcasm, drama, need I say more? If you only buy one book from this website, make... More

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