Monday, 1 July 2013

Scissors, Sisters and Manic Panics by Ellie Phillips

Title: Scissors, Sisters and Manic Panics
Author: Ellie Phillips
Published by: Electric Monkey
Publication date: 1st July 2013
Pages: 288
Genres: Young Adult/Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

I was having a bad hair day when this whole thing started.

Everything had been peachy.

I mean, I had a cool boyfriend and I was following my dream to be a top hairdresser.

But that meant working in my Aunt Lilah's salon, which is where it all went wrong and everything in my life just went BANG.

All I did was give someone the hairstyle she never knew she wanted, and suddenly I was out of a Saturday job. Unless I got another one pronto, I could wave goodbye to my life's ambition.

Sadie Nathanson is back, taking on her family and the rest of the world one manic panic at a time. 

'Scissors, Sisters and Manic Panics' is the sequel to 'Dads, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks'. Don't you just love the titles?! Anyway, I really enjoyed reading the first book last year so when this arrived in the post I was seriously happy. Reading it required me staying up until 1am the night before an exam... it's a good book, okay?

Sadie is one of my favourite female characters ever. She is funny, crazy and sassy and she never failed to make me laugh out loud. This book is mainly about Sadie's love for hair and hairdressing, which I am not particularly interested in, but her passion showed and it was actually really fun to read.

There were lots of sub-plots, but not too many so it didn't get confusing. I felt sorry for Sadie so many times, but she stayed strong and that's a really good feature in a female character. A lot of YA books have female characters that are portrayed as stupid and worthless so it's really great to see a main character like Sadie.

The cover is really interesting, too! It stands out well and if I saw it in a book shop, I would definitely be intrigued. It goes well with 'Dads, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks', too, which is always a bonus.

This is a fun, happy read and one of those good books that you can escape into easily. 5/5!

6 comments:

  1. I borrowed Dads, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks from the library ages ago but my mum returned it thinking that I'd already read it. I didn't know about the sequel, so I'll definitely pick it up soon :) Great review, Amber!

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    1. Aw that's a shame! Hope you get to read both of them soon. :)

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  2. NAUGHTY SLOTH, AMBER! STAYING UP TILL ONE AM?! I AM GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE WORDS WITH YOU!

    Until you mentioned this book the other day, I hadn't heard of it so I'm definitely going to try and dig a copy out of somewhere soon. :)

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    1. SHH, NO ONE ELSE KNOWS I'M A SLOTH :O And you should, it'a an awesome book!

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  3. Haha, this looks like a fun read. And I agree with you on the titles! Glad you enjoyed this! And brilliant review :D

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