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Paper Aeroplanes

Narrated by: Imogen Comrie, Helen Vine
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Summary

I just can't imagine me without you....

It's the mid-1990s, and 15-year-old Guernsey schoolgirls Renée and Flo are not really meant to be friends. 

Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. 

Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), 15 is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. 

For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.

©2013 Dawn O’Porter (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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brilliant!!

loved it from start to finish, cleverly wrote as with all Dawn O'Porters works.

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  • 21-10-19

Loved it

A relatable reminder of the complicated relationships of your teenage years, a really enjoyable listen. Have so far loved everything Dawn has written, more please!

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A Must Read

Ive cried a number of times reading this. Just brilliant. Her use of language is fantastic and felt great emotion for these characters.

I have told everyone to read it. I couldnt put it down!

The book does contain swearing and sex, but it is context of the story

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Friendships and Growing Up

This book does a good job of illustrating what it's like to be a young girl on the edge of her Womanhood trying to figure out relationships and friendships.

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  • debra
  • 26-02-20

Listened in one day.

I'm happy to listen to all of Dawn's books. Each one has been a delight