Sunday, September 2, 2018

Book Review [ARC]: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes by Holly Bourne


Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.

"Sometimes it is comforting to know other people are going through the same thing."

I've read almost every Holly Bourne books and I had some of my favorites but every book that I've read are surely something is enjoyable to read and they are relatable. I love her writing style, it was like she really did research on the mental health things and wrote it to some kind of piece that even middle grade readers would understand.

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes is  another book that I enjoyed reading, aside from it is purple and that's my favorite color, LOL. It is a light read but I was really curious on how the character will grow at the end of the book. Will she be cured? What will be the twist in the story? Will she break down? What was her diagnosis? Those are just some of the questions that are running in my head while reading and I really feel bad I had to stop reading from time to time.

I love Olive's personality despite her mental stability. She's always positive on things and her determination to change her situation is inspiring. Some people who has mental illness will already give up and accept their situation but Olive? She wants to be better, she wanted to get well for herself and her family's sake. I think that kind of attitude is something we should have. It hard I know but trying is free, so why not take the risks? I guess on her journey, by reading this book I've learned something, it is okay to fall but make sure to get back up, there are other people who are waiting for you because to them you are an inspiration even if you don't see it yourself.

I do recommend this book to other readers out there, it's good to read something like this, straightforward and simple. I am looking forward for more Holly Bourne books and I'm sure I'm going to enjoy them too.


"What people don't understand about feeling such potent sadness is, when it lifts, it really lets you know what happiness means."

My Ratings

Holly started her writing career as a news journalist, where she was nominated for Best Print Journalist of the Year. She then spent six years working as an editor, a relationship advisor, and general ‘agony aunt’ for a youth charity – helping young people with their relationships and mental health.

Inspired by what she saw, she started writing teen fiction, including the best-selling, award-winning ‘Spinster Club’ series which helps educate teenagers about feminism. When she turned thirty, Holly wrote her first adult novel, 'How Do You Like Me Now?', examining the intensified pressures on women once they hit that landmark.

Alongside her writing, Holly has a keen interest in women’s rights and is an advocate for reducing the stigma of mental health problems. She’s helped create online apps that teach young people about sexual consent, works with Women’s Aid to spread awareness of abusive relationships, and runs Rethink’s mental health book club.
Source: Goodreads 

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