Let Down Your Hair: Bryony Gordon

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Let Down Your Hair: Bryony Gordon

Let Down Your Hair: Bryony Gordon

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And I very much enjoyed attempting to solve the case with Pip (who I now want to be my best friend). There is a lot to really enjoy in this story and there is great energy to the writing, as well as some fine characterization' - Peter James, award-winning and no. A bittersweet Northern Irish romance that takes a new look at teen pregnancy, the magic and mess of first relationships, and a young woman's right to choose her own future. Mel and Sid are determined to do this together, but they soon discover that pregnancy is totally different for boys and girls. At its core is the message all teens need to read: you are good enough, and your looks are not your sum total as a person (neither is your social media following).

Since the day she was born, Barb’s glorious hair has defined her existence, and the same is true as she turns sixteen. Introducing the YA fiction debut from bestselling author and journalist Bryony Gordon in a modern twist on Rapunzel and one girl’s quest to find a different sort of happy ever after. This is the first novel not aimed at children with alopecia representation, so I was interested to read it. After surviving a mental health rollercoaster, after truths come to light, Let Down Your Hair comes to a jubilant, life-affirming climax that will have readers weeping with joy. Through Zal Barb learns to make her channel accessible, and discovers “there was a whole other world out there…a world that was richer and greater and far more sympathetic than the one she had witnessed during her short time with Spark Enterprises.

Any sixteen-year-olds would expect trouble, but this is Northern Ireland 2018, where abortion is still illegal. In this stunning retelling of Rapunzel, Barb must learn that she is so much more than her hair and that there is no such thing as a happy ending .

When their relationship starts to fall apart under all the pressure, Mel finds herself feeling alone with the impossible dilemma of the Little Bang growing inside her. The way the book flips the chronology of the story, made it so engaging and kept me glued to the page. Barb’s complex personal struggles — guilt that she’s ruined her loved ones’ lives, loneliness, lack of self-esteem, depression — are evoked with impactful, empathetic intensity. I’m not saying I handled it well but I can’t imagine how I’d have coped with the news as a teenage girl.A fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the genre to become epic - in all the best senses of the word. She is the presenter of the Mad World podcast and in 2016 she founded Mental Health Mates, now a global peer support network which encourages people with mental health issues to connect and get out of the house. Introducing the YA fiction debut from bestselling author and journalist Bryony Gordon in a modern twist on Rapunzel and one girl's quest to find a different sort of happy ever after. She is the author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers plus The Sunday Times Number One bestsellers You Got This and Mad Girl which were both nominated for British Book Awards.

Becky Chambers's new series continues to ask: in a world where people have what they want, does having more even matter? One who isn't confined to her bedroom on the 12th floor of the tower-block flat she shares with her aunt making content.Perfectly plaiting the brutal world of content creation, family tragedy and alopecia to create an ingeniously inspiring re-telling of Rapunzel, Bryony Gordon’s Let Down Your Hair is simply incredible. It’s not that the way alopecia is discussed here is bad, which makes sense given Bryony Gordon’s own experiences. In the words of Jess, her former best friend, “you’re nothing without your hair”, and Barb believes it. In 2017 she won the MIND Making A Difference Award for her work in changing the perception of mental health in the media.

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