Title: Sixth Formers: Year 12
Author: Marie-Louise Jensen
Published: 9th August 2016
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Rating: **** (4/5 Stars)
About: Rufus, Steph, Alex, and Roisin begin sixth form with entirely different hopes and expectations. When they end up in the same friendship group, a year of highs and lows, fun and turmoil follows. An irreverent and sometimes comic tale of contemporary sixth-form life. Suitable for teen readers – contains some swearing.
Review: So it should be quite clear to people who read my blog, that I am a HUGE fan of Marie-Louise Jensen’s books. Admittedly, it’s her more historical based books that I prefer, but that isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy this book.
In fact, this book was actually quite a fun book to read.
I got so involved in the lives of Steph, Roisin, Alex, Rufus and their friends that I didn’t want the book to end.
I do have to admit, that at the start I didn’t quite know where the story line was going, which was why I gave it 4 stars. However, the more I got into it, the better the book became.
To be honest, it probably helped that I didn’t know where the story was going at the start, because it made me want to continue reading it, just to figure it out.
I also really liked that we had the different narrators in the book, it was great to have loads of different characters. What I also really liked was that each character essentially had a brief section each when it came to their turn to tell their story. At first, I found it kind of annoying, but that was because I wanted to just learn more about the characters.
But by the end, I kind of appreciated the writing technique more. This was mainly because it got me through to the end – and even then I was so upset that it finished because I just wanted to know more about what happens to each of them. Which is awesome because it clearly shows that it is very easy to relate to the characters.
They also felt very real, it was great to have them go through situations that people might be able to understand.
I do feel that this book is better for teens, however, I still did find it a good book to read to pass the time.
There is a lot that happens in this book, but it is very well-written and easy to read.
I cannot wait for her next book – although I do hope that it is similar to the first books that she published (not that I minded this different approach).