Steven Camden is one of the UK’s most well known spoken word poets who branched out to YA lit in 2014 with his debut novel, ‘Tape’. Now onto his 2nd novel, ‘It’s About Love’, Steven Camden proves he’s just as talented in print as he is on stage.
MP!er Sophie, who also runs a blog called ‘Sophie Reads YA‘, received ‘It’s About Love’ after applying on through the Maximum Pop! You Review section, here’s what she had to say about it:
“It’s About Love” is a very open title. If you wanted to be more specific, you would call it “It’s About…”? I think ‘It’s About Discovery’ could be a good alternative title. Luke’s trying to come to terms with having Marc come home, starting college, and juggling his old and new friends. I think that once we reach the end, Luke has come into his own, and has discovered who he is.
What did you think of the cover? I think it’s quite ambiguous. The only thing that really links it to the story is the fact that it’s a notebook, and both Luke and Leia use notebooks a lot throughout the story.
Have you read anything by Steve Camden before? If not, after this, would you consider reading his other books? I haven’t read any of his books before, but I do think I’ll try them. He has a very different writing style than I’m used to, but it’s still very enjoyable.
How did you find the interspersed screen directions? I found it interesting – it definitely spread out the action, and was a nice change of pace between the past and the present.