Am I Normal Yet?: Holly Bourne talks being an author and being “normal” on The Site

We have been loving Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’, an honest account of what a teenage girl goes through on a daily basis – and it’s not all sugar and spice.

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Recently, Holly answered some fan questions on TheSite, an online guide to life for young people in the UK where she also works as a journalist. It covers a range of issues including sexuality, mental health, and money, and is home to over 2000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust.

One fan asked, “Are the events in your books purely inspired by ‘The Site’ or have you drawn from your own adolescence?”

In response, Holly said, “It’s a bit of both…I use my work her
e more to shape my wider understanding of what young people are going through and how to write about it sensitively and appropriately. But I have absolutely no qualms mining my own – rather turbulent – adolescence.I was a miserable teenager. And I write the books I wish I’d had when I was growing up.”

Read more from Holly on TheSite – to know what’s it’s like to be an author, click here, and for all things ‘Am I Normal Yet?’, click here 

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne is available now from WHSmith,Waterstones or Amazon.

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