Another 365 Days is a year in the life of Clemmie Atkins that takes you on a rollercoaster ride that is teenage love and angst (sometimes the same thing).
I have been devouring YA LGBTQ (boy that’s a lot of letters) books for the past year and this is one that rises to the top like cream. Yummy cream.
I wasn’t sure about the journal or diary style of writing but it worked well and I found myself rather enjoying it. In fact when I had finished reading it I wanted more! So left with wanting more and not having read the first book, 365 Days, I hoped on over to Amazon and bought it. Like I said I hadn’t read the first book but that did not seem to matter. I was quickly caught up on what events might have transpired in the past within the first chapter or two. Not knowing did not hurt this story at all (but I will be catching up and I don’t fear that reading the books out of order will be any problem).
I do believe KE Payne has made herself a new fan and I look forward to reading her other books as well. Once I consume the rest of her library I am going to want more so get to writing, please.
So I am over at GoodReads posting my review and decided to read other reviews (I don’t usually like to read others reviews because my thoughts often differ from theirs). So I am seein gall these reviews stating that the book was full of grammatical errors. It was? I hadn’t noticed (could be because my grammar is not the best but I honestly did not notice). It is written in a style of a diary being kept by a teen (and what teen worries about grammar when their life is full of drama). Maybe what they had a problem with was the language barrier. Yes, it was written in English, but in British English not American English and it takes some getting used to at times. I found myself actually reading it with a bit of an English accent in my head (guess I watch too much Brit TV).
Synopsis of the book:
Life’s sweet when you’re seventeen and in love, right? Clemmie Atkins certainly thinks so! She’s still madly in love with her girlfriend, the hot and super-confident EMO, Hannah Harrison, and her irritating sister, HRBH, will soon be leaving home to go to university.
But just when it seems that life is finally pretty darn cool, a new distraction at school threatens to upset everything, and the return of the enigmatic and sexy J with a startling confession confuses things further…
Clemmie has another 365 days to try to get her life back on track…but will it be enough?
Available from Bold Stroke Books, Amazon.com and other booksellers.
Author’s website: http://www.kepayne.co.uk/
KE Payne on Live Journal (blog): http://ke-payne.livejournal.com/