Holly Bourne graduated with a first class degree in Journalism Studies and spent two years working as a local news reporter on the Surrey Mirror, garnering a nomination for Print Journalist of the Year in 2010. She now works as a journalist for TheSite.org, an advice and information website for 16-25 year olds. As an outspoken advocate of women's rights, Holly has appeared at a number of high-profile literary events to speak about the feminist themes in her books.
An epic and unique release this summer that I plead you all to pick up! This novel has a distinct British feel with moments mixed with laughter, tainted with tears and bound with love. Holly Bourne has created a beautiful tale. -- Paper Trail YA An involving look at feminism, friendship and the secrets we hide even from those who know us best. -- The Observer If I could, I'd make this book obligatory reading for everyone. It's that good. That perfect. That holy frick I haven't read anything this powerful in a long while . -- Beth Reekles, YA author (The Kissing Booth) This is not a novel about a condition: Evie's condition is that of being a contemporary young woman, and through her guerrilla feminist group with new soulmates Lottie and Amber (who will each get a novel to themselves shortly) she learns new pathways through life that all her peers can follow. -- The Observer Holly Bourne is becoming something of a writing sensation in the world of Young Adult fiction... Using humour, high emotion, compassion, sensitivity and some hard-hitting drama, Bourne creates a beautiful, resonant story that tackles serious issues with the lightest and sometimes darkest of touches, giving real and moving insights into what it means to be young, confused and isolated. --Lancashire Evening Post A deeply compassionate, sensitive & funny examination of OCD, recovery & relapse. -- The Guardian Wow, just finished AM I NORMAL YET, which was absolutely fantastic!! What a well needed, moving, and brill book! -- Louise Corcoran, Foyles This book is a stigma buster and I love it for that. -- Guardian reader review This book is really important for two reasons. 1. The insight it gives the reader into the mind of someone suffering from OCD. 2. The constant references to and exploration of feminist ideas and theories.Besides the fact that it's important and deals with serious issues, it's well written with fully realised characters you really care about. I wish I had read this book when I was 15. Highly recommended. -- Louise O'Neil Goodreads An epic and unique release this summer that I plead you all to pick up! This novel has a distinct British feel with moments mixed with laughter, tainted with tears and bound with love. Holly Bourne has created a beautiful tale. -- Paper Trail YA A word that perfectly encompasses this book is 'thought-provoking' - by challenging stigma and addressing topics that are sometimes avoided and brushed under the carpet, it really makes you think. We need more books like this! -- Snazzy Reads blog Am I Normal Yet? is such a important novel that I urge everyone to read it, regardless of age or gender. Everyone will be able to take something away from this novel, whether it's a greater understanding about mental health, a comfort that you re not alone, or even just the knowledge that if someone looks OK on the outside, it doesn t always mean they re OK on the inside. -- Blabbering about Books blog At last a YA book has come along that challenges the mixed messages that modern society sends out to girls and introduces young openly feminist characters who I m sure will become heroes to teen girls everywhere. Am I Normal Yet? is a must read for anyone who recognises just how tough being a girl really is. -- Jess Hearts Books