This book is so brutal on your feels you’ll need our tailor-made survival kit to help you through it

Sure, if you think you’re tough enough, heart of stone and all that jazz, then be our guest: Read this book without any assistance.

good luck

Be warned, however, that Lisa Heathfield’s ‘Paper Butterflies’ will hit you right in the feels. Hard. So it can’t hurt to be prepared, right? Just in case that heart of stone cracks…

Here’s a few essential we think you might make use of while reading this book:

PB survival kit

1. Tissues. Trust, this is probably the most single important thing here. You’ll be needing ’em. *sniffles*


2. Tea (plus fave mug). Because nothing soothes the soul like a mug of tea, eh?


3. A squishy blanket. Sure, it may be too warm right now, but all these feels will make you feel cold. Cold to the very bone.

blanket cat

4. Biscuits of choice. Chocolate is a bonus. #comfortfood

cookie monster

5. Bookmarks. Plural. To save all the pages you might want to quote later. Because this is one book with much superior quotation action.

Other things you might want close to hand include; your phone. So you can tweet/text your book BFF. Work through the pain together.


A notebook to jot down all the things you might want to remember later for blogging or whatever.


A killer music playlist. Either to lift you up, or to suit your crushed heart. There’s no harm in wallowing a little (just throw in a few upbeat songs near the end, eh? Finish on a high).


What would you include in your reading survival kit? Tweet us @maximumpopbooks

Haven’t got a copy of ‘Paper Butterflies’? Want to feel all the many feels? Grab your copy right here.

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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