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Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (Review)

August 21, 2017 1 Comment

Hey guys, it’s been a while since my last post, which sucks, it kept popping into the back of my mind, *must write a post today, must write a post today* but it never happened. A lot has been happening at home at the moment and I just wasn’t motivated, which is OK. Blogging is meant to be fun, there are no set rules about when you need to post, even if you feel that pressure of damn its been a few days. Any who, here’s a review of a book I read recently which I really enjoyed..

Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivision.

Release date: 3rd August 2017

Publisher: Chicken House Books.

Description: *Uni beckons. Phoebe can’t wait to be a fresher – especially since her crush from school will be there too. She’ll be totally different at Uni: cooler, prettier, smarter … the perfect potential girlfriend. She’ll reinvent herself completely. But Luke’s oblivious, still reeling from the fallout of the break-up with his ex. Thrown head first into a world of new friends, parties and social media disasters – can Phoebe and Luke survive the year, let alone find each other?*


This book was everything I wanted it to be. I picked this up at YALC and I’m so glad I did. I’ve never read a book set at a British university, I’ve read various American versions, but never anything like this. As someone who has just graduated university this year, I could relate so much to the story and found myself laughing at some of the bonkers things the characters would get up to, thinking ‘that was so me’. Topics of Trying to adjust to a new house, new people & juggling the stress of university work felt only too real and I adored the way it was written, I’m a fan of multiple POV’S and this was done really well here.

This book was hilarious, I really did find myself laughing out loud so much throughout this story, books that make me laugh at my favourite (just saying). I also just have to mention the female friendships!!! The side characters are so interesting and I was just as interested in their experiences as the main characters.

One of my favourite books i’ve read this year so far.

Gave: 4.5/5 stars.






UK Book blogger, mostly Young Adult, Fantasy/Thrillers.

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  • Francesca November 4, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    I didn’t go to university and still felt like the book covered a lot of the weird stuff I’ve done in my teens and early twenties, it summed up that feeling of ‘wtf is going on?’ so well!

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