If you hadn’t heard of Lucy Powrie aka LucyTheReader before today, then you certainly will over the next few days, weeks and months! She is an inspiring booktuber from the UK who not only vlogs about her love for reading but teaches others about classic authors such as the Bronte sisters! From the moment we found out that Lucy was writing her first ever book to the day it was published, I’d been super excited! I adored the plot and couldn’t wait to see Tabby, Henry, Ed, Cassie and Olivia on the pages of The Paper & Hearts Society.
Only a few pages in and we had some amazing book recommendations! It was like we were watching a video on the pages! Some of the titles that the characters suggested reading are:
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Nimona by Noelle Stephenson
There are so many other books mentioned during the book that your TBR (to be read) list will be heaving by the end!
I loved that the plot wasn’t the stereotypical ‘new girl’ path. Tabby had so much on her plate with everything happening to her and then she meets a brand new group of people. They are so alike and yet so very different! My favourite characters had to be Ed and Olivia! They were so hyper and I adored it! Of course I had to love Ed because he’s a Hufflepuff and we Hufflepuffs fight to defend our friends even if we’re suffering! I think Tabby is one too so…Lucy, can we get a Tabby Sorting please? Haha!
As for Olivia…WHERE CAN I GET HER ENERGY FROM?! She’s so full of ideas and excitement over this book club and of getting her friends to love books as much as she does! I really want to make a scrapbook of things because of her now so thank you!
There are quite a few difficult subjects that the characters are subjected to that really test them as a person. A couple of those subjects I completely relate to. I wanted to hug each and every one of them when something happened to them. The Paper & Hearts Society really puts its main character Tabby Brown through one of the worst type of situations that a teen could go through at 15. As someone who went through something similar, I felt like Tabby at those moments and felt her anxiety.
Have you read the book yet? Have you ever watched any of Lucy’s videos?