Author: Ellie Phillips
Published by: Electric Monkey
Publication date: 1st July 2013
Genres: Young Adult/Contemporary
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
'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!