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And the winner is… MP! Bookish Quiz Sheet: Julie Israel gets artistic in our new bookish feature PLUS WIN! a summer book bundle

You can win ‘Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index’ and heaps more summer reads


Oh Lorde, oh Lorde. Call us book-geeks but we can’t deny it any longer. We just love finding out weird and wonderful facts about our favourite authors.

Take Julie Israel, for example. She recently told us she’d like Lorde to play the main character in her brand new book, if it ever got turned into an on-screen adaption.

Julie’s book’s called ‘Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index’ and you should probably make note of that name, right now, because it’s soon to be one of your fave YA summer reads. The story’s so beautifully written and explores some really hard-hitting topics such as love, loss and grief.

Here’s the synopsis…

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It’s been sixty-five days since the accident that ripped Juniper’s world apart. Life without her kind, beautiful, vibrant big sister Camilla is a colder, darker place.

Until she discovers the letter. The letter Camie wrote, but never got to send. It’s mysteriously addressed to ‘You’ and dated July 4th – the day of the accident. Desperate to learn the identity of Camie’s secret love, Juniper starts to investigate.

But then she loses something herself. A card from her daily ritual, The Happiness Index: little notecards on which she rates the day. The Index has been holding Juniper together since Camie’s death – but without this card, there’s a hole. And this particular card contains Juniper’s own secret: a memory she can’t let anyone else find out.

Like the sound if it? We thought you would. We recently got Julie to fill in our MP! Book Quiz Sheet. In it, we tested her artistic abilities by asking her to draw Juniper Lemon and Harry Potter.

If that wasn’t amazing enough, then you can also win a copy of ‘Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index’ as well as four other fantastic reads from Penguin Random House in our latest competition.

The prize bundle looks like this and includes the following books…

  • ‘Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index’ by Julie Israel
  • ‘Chasing The Stars’ by Malorie Blackman
  • ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ by Jay Asher
  • ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ by Karen Mcmanus
  • ‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon

To enter all you need to do is fill in the form below. The competition will close on Friday 28th July. Unfortunately, it’s UK only. Good luck.

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This competition is now closed…

Congratulations to our winner!

  • Becky B.

Start reading ‘Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index’ by Julie Israel…

‘The girl in the picture doesn’t look any different.
Things you see: brown eyes. Honey hair to the shoulders.
Natural eyeliner.
Things you don’t: stitches. A neck brace.
The sleep rings hidden beneath her makeup.

I lower my new student ID card. My throat is tight with all the changes I carry, but don’t find there. Still, I’m grateful not to wear them like a flag on my forehead: Ask me about my tragedy!’

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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