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), fifteen 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.
With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.
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In hot pink and muted electric blue, this cover both pops from its color choices and makes you go back for a second and third look from all the imagery going on. Note how the girls‘ pinkie fingers are entwined in a super cute show of girl-love; and the hint of lined notebook paper across the lower half; plus how the graffiti gives the whole picture a glossy photo feel as though the girl have doodled all over it themselves.
Dawn O’Porter is, in addition to being a young adult author, a broadcaster and print journalist. She lives in London with her husband, The IT Crowd actor Chris O’Dowd, and spends a lot of time in LA. She has made many documentaries on topics like polygamy, geishas, body image, and the movie Dirty Dancing. Find her online at www.DawnPorter.net!
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