Refreshing, nostalgic and captures your imagination from the on set
Author: Sarah Lotz
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton , UK
My ratings: 4 out of 5 stars
Released: 10th September, 2015
A fter writing serious fare like Three, Sarah Lotz splashes the wiring world by venturing in the YA scene. Inspired by her own memories of Paris, the story follows art students, Vicky and Sage who end up living on the street of Paris. Set in the 1980’s, it was nostalgic and edgy with a subject matter which felt intimate, gut wrenching and funny. .
The story is told in dual perspective, where Vicky tells her own experience to her reader while Sage’s life is told in an array of diary extracts. This type of writing rounded off the stories and scenes really well, while it kept the narration from getting boring. Alternating between husking and begging, sleeping on the street, these two young women get closer than ever. .
Sarah’s dark humour and insight into life’s small struggles was dark and that’s how I liked it. .
All in all, the book was not something one can sing laments over but I felt like a voyeur, looking into somebody’s memories. Fondness and rhetoric reflecting in each page, it was atmospheric while telling the reader, a coming of age story where the characters learn life’s lesson’s the hard way. .
If you are looking for something new and edgy and are fed up of those new adult romances, give Pompidou Posse a chance. It was refreshing, nostalgic and it will capture your imagination and your heart form the first page.
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Review copy provided by Hodder & Stoughton, UK.