April book of the month: I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
Can you remember being 13? Kissing that poster on your bedroom wall? I Think I Love You is a sparklingly funny, insightful and moving story about a young girl who falls hopelessly in love with David Cassidy and, almost a quarter of a century later, with her life in pieces, finally gets to meet him.
By turns witty and melancholy, and littered with perfect 70's detail, I Think I Love You explores female friendship – from the brutal hierarchy of the teen years to the comfort and support provided by other women in later life - and examines the fierce, often conflicted bond between mothers and daughters.
Above all, it is a joyful and uplifting read that, as the Sunday Times put it, "does for the pop crush what Nick Hornby has done for football and vinyl".
We're very pleased that Allison is joining us on Tuesday 19 April at 8pm for our book club discussion. If you haven't already, get reading the paperback or Kindle version.
About Allison Pearson
An award-winning journalist, Allison Pearson was named newcomer of the year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, I Don't Know How She Does it, which has sold more than 3.5 million copies in 32 languages and is currently being made into a film starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Christina Hendricks.
Allison has written for, among others, the Independent on Sunday, Observer, Daily Mail and London Evening Standard. Allison is now a staff writer at the Daily Telegraph and lives in Cambridge with her family. Allison was a devoted David Cassidy fan and is the mother of a 14-year old girl who is obsessed with Twilight's Robert Pattinson.
Date for your diary
Allison is joining us for a chat on Tuesday 19 April, 8-9pm, hope you can too (and tell us all about your teenage crush).