We are delighted for award-winning Holly Bourne, whose 10th Young Adult novel The Yearbook is published in the UK today (Usborne Publishing).

In the run-up to publication, The Yearbook has received numerous glowing endorsements. The Observer noted it was ‘searingly honest and laced with humour’, while the Bookseller commented ‘the brilliant Holly Bourne exposes the dramas, traumas and tyranny of secondary school life in this sharply funny and relatable new novel.’  Waterstones is also offering an Exclusive Waterstones Edition of The Yearbook, with an exclusive inside cover and sprayed edges. Take a look here:

Early readers are falling in love with the book:

‘I love Holly Bourne’s writing, and this book was no exception.’ 

‘I will be recommending this to EVERYONE!’

‘A wonderful joyful story that everyone will fall in love with.’ 

A passionate mental health advocate and proud feminist, Holly Bourne is the bestselling author of multiple YA novels, as well as two adult novels. Her achievements are nothing short of impressive, having been named Elle Magazine’s weekly podcast as one of ‘Six Female Authors Changing the Conversation in 2019’ and selected as Author of the Day at the London Book Fair in 2019. The Places I’ve Cried in Public was shortlisted for the 2020 YA Book Prize and was nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal for 2021. Her YA books have sold in excess of half a million copies, and been translated into 18 languages.

Holly will be celebrating the launch of her novel alongside Becky Albertalli on 17th May, in an event chaired by Simon James Green. You can book tickets now!

We can’t wait for readers to step into The Yearbook…

Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like how popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie).

Now Grace and friends have picked their “best” high-school moments for Paige to put in the all-important Yearbook. And they’re not just lies. They’re poison.

But Paige has finally had enough. And as she starts to find love through the pages of a book, she finds her voice too. Now she is going to rewrite her story – and the Yearbook is the perfect place to do it.

Paige Vickers: Most likely to…bring down the mean girls

A huge congratulations, Holly! And if you haven’t ordered your own copy yet, you can do so here.