It's raw, it's contradictory and it's in your face. With characters who are Queen bees, seriously quirky and out of control, the current series of Skins follows the gang on their college break.
This book, which is a first novel made from the very popular TV show, has plenty of explicit content, so if you are likely to be offended, don't go there.
As reviewed by Toni Whitmont in the April 2010 Booktopia Buzz. Click here to see all of Booktopia's Newsletters.
WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. 18+ Language and sexual references are
This novel follows the 8 protagonists of series 3 and the forthcoming series 4 over the course of the college summer break. Brand new storylines, that do not and will not feature in the series, or the upcoming film in 2010. Effy, Freddie, JJ, Cook, Naomi, Pandora, Thomas and Katie are all dealing with the aftermath of the events at the end of series 3.
Effy has fled to Italy with her mum, where she tries to put her feelings for Freddie, and the guilt she feels for stealing him from Katie out of her mind. The perfect distraction come in the form of sophisticated older man, Aldo...
Naomi and Emily are struggling with spending time apart when Em goes to France with her parents and battles with her stubborn twin sister, Katie. Back in Bristol, Naomi pines for Emily while wondering about her future education, Thomas and Pandora are sweetly in love, and finding it difficult to consummate their feelings for each other. Freddy and Cook are engaged in a vigorous game of sexual one-upmanship with a frustrated JJ as referee...
By the end of the summer, the gang will have resolved some issues and brought up some more, but always in the raw, uncompromising, contradictory and authentic narrative style that makes the series so popular and compelling.
About the Author
Ali Cronin is a freelance writer. This is her first novel.
If you're a fan of Skins... you'll really enjoy this. -- Diva 20100201 Enjoyable. -- INIS 20101201
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 25th February 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.222