Coming of age novel struggles to find an authentic voice
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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