2016’s answer to Georgia Nicolson? You need to read Nat Luurtsema’s ‘Girl Out of Water’

Nat Luurtsema’s ‘Girl Out of Water’ is a hilarious new book in true British comedy style. We barely managed to turn a page without snorting with laughter and you all need to read it.

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1. Did we mention it’s hilarious? We haven’t laughed so hard since Georgia Nicolson. And that is a mighty compliment.

2. Girls doing sports! Sadly, sporty girls aren’t all that common in YA so we love to celebrate them when they come along. Girls can do sports too!


3. A present family. Family units are often messed up or completely absent to amp up the angst or allow the characters to get up to all sorts of mischief.

4. Wit and charm. Lou is a wonderful heroine it’s a pleasure to follow her journey through ‘Girl Out of Water’. She’s strong and confident and clever.

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5. Dreams can change and evolve. There’s such a lovely message in this book that your childhood dream doesn’t have to be your all-time dream. You change, and so can the things you want.

Buy ‘Girl Out of Water’ here!

Read it already? Let us know what you think at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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