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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

Written by Holly Bourne

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November 2014 Book of the Month   Bree hides away behind her blog that few people read.  So, if she writes about things people do want to read will it change her life to one of excitement and popularity? That's when she comes up with the Manifesto on How to Be Interesting.  It works but at what cost and will it end up being the biggest mistake of her life.  Very much in tune with her audience this second novel from Holly has characters readers will relate to and remember long after reading the last page.  Check out the reviews from teenagers below of Holly's debut novel Soulmates.


A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Soulmates, Holly Bourne's debut novel.  Read their reviews below.

Amy Knight
- 'Seventeen year-old Poppy doesn't believe in love until she meets Noah. Sparks fly as soon as they set eyes on each other and  they both have to watch their feelings spin out of control.'  Click here to read the full review.

Sarah Murray - 'I could not but this book down it was amazing! Everything you think about love and soulmates gets completely re-written. It is one of my favourite books this year it is a must read!' Click here to read the full review.

Molly Hudson - 'If you love a good romance book, but are into science-fiction too, this is perfect as it has a bit of each thrown in...we definitely need a sequel please Holly!! Definitely 5 stars!'  Click here to read the full review.

Ayesha Afghan
- 'Soulmates is probably one of the sweetest yet saddest romances ever...Holly Bourne did a really good job on writing this novel and I am looking forward to reading more of her novels in future.'  Click here to read the full review.

Delilah Acworth
- 'It was amazing, especially for a teenage girl like myself, because I could truly connect with the young characters. A stunning read, I highly recommend.'  Click here to read the full review.

Jhaneel Green -
'This book is Amazing! 5*s! It’s a breathtaking adventure that brings you both joy and sadness.'  Click here to read the full review.

 Joe Wilkes - 'Soulmates follows panic-attack-stricken Lizzie...Unfortunate circumstances lead to her meeting the love of her life, and all sorts of things go wrong from there.'  Click here to read the full review.



The Manifesto on How to be Interesting Synopsis

Bree is by no means popular. Most of the time, she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes. But when Bree is told she needs to stop shutting the world out and start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting is born. Bree starts a blog to track her progress and the experiment begins…


The Manifesto on How to be Interesting Press Reviews

“I’d recommend the book to anyone and everyone.” – Beth Reekles, bestselling YA author of The Kissing Booth

“Full of wisdom, heartache, and honesty, this tops John Green in my book.” – Never Judge a Book by Its Cover blog

“A hand reached out from this book and touched mine and I will never forget it.” – CJ Skuse, YA author

“Hopeful and funny, with a wonderful main character, this will be big!” – Waterstones Trafford, Teen

“5 stars.” – YA Birmingham Waterstones

“Reading The Manifesto on How to be Interesting has just made my day 300% better and filled me with a strange mix of hope and determination.” - @_rabbitheart_

“The Manifesto on How To Be Interesting is a book that is scarily appropriate to our generation.” – @sarah_gamble7

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ISBN: 9781409562184
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409562184
Publication date: 1st August 2014
Author: Holly Bourne
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: General Fiction, Romance / Relationship Stories, School Stories
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks

About Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne worked as an editor and relationship advisor for a youth charity for six years before becoming a full-time author. Her bestselling YA fiction includes It Only Happens In the Movies, which was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018, and the critically acclaimed Spinster Club series. Holly is an advocate for reducing the stigma around mental health problems and has a keen interest in women’s rights. She lives in Lewes. Photo credit L Bourne

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