Review: Never Evers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

never-eversTitle: Never Evers

Author: Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Pages: 268 Pages

Publisher: Chicken House Books

The Blurb

Kicked out of ballet academy and straight into a school ski trip, Mouse knows certain classmates can’t wait to see her fall flat on her face. Meanwhile, Jack looks forward to danger and girls, but hasn’t a clue about either. That’s until French teen sensation Roland arrives in the resort – who Jack’s a dead ringer for. When Roland persuades Jack to be his stand-in for a day, Jack, in disguise, declares his feelings for Mouse. But what happens when he’s no longer a pop star – will it be music and magic on the slopes?

The Review

Earlier this year, a colleague of mine found me sitting by myself in hysterics in the school library. I was reading Lobsters, the debut novel by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison. That book killed me. It was due to my love of that book that made me buy their second novel Never Evers. If I had to describe it in one sentence it would be the PG version of Lobsters.

Never Evers is about Mouse and Jack. Mouse is a ballet dancer who has been kicked out of a prestigious school. She has been told that she doesn’t have what it takes to be a ballet dancer. Jack just wants to be kissed. It is your classic boy meets girl story but what would any story be without conflict? Obviously there are going to be obstacle – jealous girls, famous popstars and hamsters.

The latest novel from Ellen and Ivison is brilliant. For me, their writing partnership creates stories that are similar to the Louise Rennison Angus Thongs series – funny, endearing and cringe-worthy in the best possible way. Read Never Evers and then read Lobsters – trust me, they are seriously funny.

Never Evers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison is available now.

For more information regarding Lucy Ivison then please visit her Twitter page (@lucyivison).

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