Cupid's Revenge (2023)
For the record, it was never my intention to fall in love. But you know Cupid: he'll get you when you least expect it . . .
Tilly isn't looking for a girlfriend, but her best friend Teddy is.
Enter Katherine Cooper-Bunting: beautiful, charming, and perfect for Teddy. So why does Tilly find herself using any excuse to join the theatre production they're starring in?
And why can't she stop thinking about Katherine?
Breaking Down The Wall (2022) by Maximillian Jones
Children and Teenage
I was lucky enough to help with this excellent book. As a child of a divided Germany, Greta's story is very close to my heart, and I would love for everyone to read Breaking Down The Wall.
Second in a gripping duology, set a generation after The Boy Behind The Wall.
East Berlin, 1989.
Thirteen-year-old Greta feels stifled by her parents. Her dad, Jakob, is in prison and her mum is full of secrets. Greta longs for freedom and the truth.
Desperate to take a stand, she begins to circulate anti-communist fliers and graffiti through her school and neighbourhood. She is arrested and starts to question who she can trust.
But the Stasi are weaker than ever. Change is coming and Greta is determined to be a part of it.
The Berlin Wall is about to come down, but will it be too late for Greta, Jakob and their family?
Love is for Losers (2021)
A laugh out loud look at first love, loss and trying to avoid the girl of your dreams.
What a stupid expression that is in the first place: To fall in love.
Like you fall into a ditch or something.
Maybe people need to look where they’re going.
As far as Phoebe Davis is concerned, love is to be avoided at all costs. Why would you spend your life worrying about something that turns you into a complete moron? If her best friend Polly is anything to go by, the first sniff of a relationship makes you forget about your friends (like, hello?), get completely obsessed with sex (yawn) and bang on constantly about a person who definitely isn't as great as you think they are.
So Phoebe isn't going to fall in love, ever.
But then she meets Emma . . .
Love is for Losers ... also echt nicht mein Ding (2021)
Hormone, nein danke!
Die lästigen Botenstoffe machen Phoebe das Leben gerade zur Hölle, und das, obwohl sie sich eigentlich auf die Prüfungen vorbereiten muss:
Ihre beste Freundin ist zum ersten Mal verliebt und scheint Phoebe aus ihrer Erinnerung gelöscht zu haben.
Ihre Mutter hat extreme Muttergefühle – bloß nicht für sie, sondern für alle anderen Menschen auf der Welt. Deshalb ist sie aktuell in Syrien und hat Phoebe wieder bei Tante Kate geparkt.
Das wäre eigentlich ganz okay, wenn Kate nicht ständig über Sex reden würde …
Phoebe ist eins klar: Offensichtlich lösen Hormone im Gehirn einen chemischen Shitstorm aus. Und das kann sie echt nicht gebrauchen, neben den Prüfungen und so! Doch dann trifft sie Emma – und wird selbst zum Opfer …
© 2022 by W. Brueggemann. Author Picture by Mike Booth.