BOOKTALK// Trouble by Non Pratt

Trouble

A boy. A girl. A bump. Trouble.

Hannah’s smart and funny … she’s also fifteen and pregnant. Aaron is new at school and 

doesn’t want to attract attention. So why does he offer to be the pretend dad to Hannah’s unborn baby? 

Growing up can be trouble but that’s how you find out what really matters.

I was sent this book by ThinkJam & Walker Books in exchange for a review.

To be perfectly honest, this was not the book I was expecting. When a book arrives for you in the post and you discover that there is sperm on the front cover (pictures of, not actual sperm) you have to wonder exactly what it is going to be about. When you discover said book is going to be about teen pregnancy it answers one question but opens up the floor for a whole lot more.

Trouble is a contemporary YA novel set to be released by Walker Books on the 6th March 2014 and there is an awful lot to be excited about.

The novel seems to get almost everything right. There is the right balance of humour and romance with still enough of an edge that the writer still shocks you. The characters are incredibly well drawn and their back stories are so well hidden for so much of the book it is like a great big weight off when they are finally revealed.

Aaron is an incredibly complex character. It is very clear to see why Hannah has such an interest in him. He is different and I really liked that. The relationship between him and Hannah is so refreshing compared to other romances I have read.

Hannah, on the other hand, I felt was quite typical at the beginning and, at times, frustrating to read. But as the book went on and we got deeper into the life of Hannah, I began to warm to her and her quirky ways. It is told from the perspective of both main characters (Aaron & Hannah) and they are both so drastically different that the book is fresh throughout.

On the whole it was an incredible book with many twists and turns that will keep the pages turning. It was sharp, emotional and had many twists I did not see coming! The reason this book lost a star is because I’m not entirely sure whether one particular plot line jumped the shark around the middle. Definitely one to watch out for, definitely a big book for 2014.

★★★★

Waterstones/HIVE

One thought on “BOOKTALK// Trouble by Non Pratt

  1. Hey George, this is such a good sum up of Trouble! I write really long reviews of books so when I reviewed this I went on and on but you’ve managed to perfectly sell Trouble in a wonderfully concise way! I’m curious about the plot line that you mention in the last paragraph- I hope you’re able to get back to me!! Jasmine xxx

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