Please Return Your Seats to an Upright Position . . .

Last week I told you all I had started reading Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter. Well I had it read within two days, it most definitely could have been one if I had had the time. By the way for me this is a big thing, anyone who knows me knows that I am not really one for reading, I’m not a big reader and used to dread it because I always struggled.


I really loved Paper Aeroplanes! I felt that I could relate to the characters and each of them reminded me of some of the people I myself went to school with.

The story is set in Guernsey and centers around two girls aged 15, both in the same class but in different circles of friends. However this soon changes but as the girls have to keep their friendship a secret in school they start passing notes to each other in class in the form of paper aeroplanes. You quickly come to create a bond with the girls the more you find out about their stories. The book deals with matters of love, loss, grief, sex, puberty and daily drama all from the perspectives of a teenager, so completely different from any usual ‘grown up’ books. At some points I was shocked, at others I laughed my head off and then at times I was nearly in tears.


‘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.’

I would most definitely recommend this book, for those out of those turbulent teenage years as a reminder of how serious things that may seem silly to us now once were. Every girl will be able to relate to at least one issue in the book and most likely think, flip that was me, and laugh. Or even to a teenager who I’m sure would think it’s a story of their own life! Oh how things change as you get older and leave school and experience the ups and downs of life.

This made me think, if you could write a note to your 15 year old self, what would you say?

















What would your paper aeroplane say? Would you give any spoilers?

Zane xxxx

To buy this book . . .

AMAZON – Paperback £4.15 – Kindle – £3.74 –

THE BOOK DEPOSITORY – Paperback £5.53 (free worldwide delivery) –

PLAY.COM – Paperback – £5.03 –

WATERSTONES – Paperback £5.99 –

KOBO – £4.19 –

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