‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

Taking its title from Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, this novel explores the highs and lows of first love. The story is set in the summer of 1997 where we meet Charlie Lewis. He’s just finished school, his exams didn’t go well and his home life has changed irrevocably since his Mum left and took his little sister. Then he meets Fran Fisher and his world is turned upside down in an effort to win the girl of his dreams. Award-winning author Nicholls has many fine novels under his belt, ‘One Day’, ‘Us’, ‘Starter for Ten’ and his key to success seems to be his deft delivery of love stories that are full of honesty, bittersweet humour and sharp dialogue, very much like the real thing. 

Published by Hodder Paperbacks ISBN 1444715429

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