Coming of age novel struggles to find an authentic voice

Coming of age novel struggles to find an authentic voice
Julia Forster: her writing contains sparks of real wit

Not quite as funny as its blurb claims, there are sparks of real wit

It’s March 1988, and Harper Richardson is twelve and a half years old. She lives in a small town in the English midlands with her mum, though she spends every second weekend with her dad in what used to be the family home before her parents divorced, a small damp cottage in a nearby village.

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