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The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

The Falling in Love Montage

Ciara Smyth

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publication date: 4 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781783449668
4 stars out of 5
Laura King
5 Oct 2020

"The novel is very funny and has adorable, fluffy moments"

It is easy to dismiss these concerns if you read teen or young adult fiction as an adult, because you have forgotten that the world is so scary when you are just starting out. The question of agency and control in this young adult novel is even more heightened, and Saoirse’s fears about the future are grounded in the sad reality of a situation she is powerless over. There is hope for Saoirse, however, once she accepts that she can’t do it all alone. There is no magic spell for her, or a dream girl or opportunity that can make those problems go away, but she has to learn that it is OK to lean on a support system, and to believe that the future may be wide open for her, too, if she can learn to take the chance.