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Love Bomb by Jenny McLachlan

Perfect Valentine's reading for fans of Geek Girl and Louise Rennison.

Betty Plum has never been in love. She's never even kissed a boy. But when H.O.T. Toby starts school it's like Betty has been hit with a thousand of Cupid's arrows. It's like a bomb has exploded – a love bomb!

More than ever Betty wishes her mum hadn't died when Betty was a baby. She really needs her mum here to ask her advice. And that's when she finds hidden letters for just these moments. Letters about what your first kiss should feel like and what real love is all about …

Is Betty ready to fall in love? Will she finally have her first kiss?

I am really struggling with series at the moment but I adore companion novels entirely. This series is one that found its way to me quite unassumingly and I loved book one as soon as I read the first few chapters. I was very excited therefore to get my hands on this one.

For me I struggled with this book to start with. Betty is almost a little too well done and I found her incredibly irritating from the off. The voice is so well done I had her pictured in my head clearly as one of my very irritating year 10 girls. However as I stuck with her I found myself starting to soften to her and by the end I had very much warmed to her. The story itself was very sweet and had a lot to save about families and their importance and I loved that the story featured Betty reading letters written by her mother when Betty was a baby before she then died.

Definitely worth a look.