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Precis

1997 - Somewhere on the outskirts of London, (think middle class home counties dull as dishwater suburbia). School oddities, April, Jamie and Tom, are trying to work out how to be 15.

April is battling anxiety, is obsessed with Sylvia Plath and has a crush on Tom.

Tom's dad died 18 months ago. His mum has turned into a ghost and his little sister has become his big responsibility. His life is held together by secrets, and Britpop, and oh yeah - Tom is in love with April.

Jamie is angry, and she wants everyone to know it. There's more to her story, but Jamie won't tell.

Yuki, Tom's weird neighbour thinks he has his life sorted, and imparts his pearls of wisdom by channelling Jim Morrison, leather trousers and all.

If you've ever felt overwhelmed, anxious, or out of your depth. If the four rights chords can make you cry, this is the book for you.

Reviews

  • A brilliant book... Ericka is a great writer! I did not want to put the book down as I was so absorbed . The characters were so real , I just wanted to keep reading to see what would happen to them. I would describe this book as like a Mike Leigh film..it is real life, covering subjects that are difficult and painful for many people to face alongside an innocent love story. However "Supernova" is very funny, it also has a humour that helps us process these things. I have not read a book in years , always too busy or looking after my family of five but I enjoyed this book so much, it has inspired me to get back into reading. I would recommend this book to my daughter and anyone else... definitely worth a read! Renx
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