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Book: Tulip Taylor
Author: Anna Mainwaring
Publisher: Firefly Press
Genre: YA contemporary
Release Date: 20th June 2019
Feminist and fun, Anna Mainwaring’s Tulip Taylor surprised me pleasantly with how much I enjoyed it! It was humorously written, easy to read and featuring an awesome cast of characters.
Tulip Taylor loves three things above all others; Her family, makeup and the internet. And now she’s leaving all three behind as she embarks on the adventure of her lifetime- a week in the wilds of Scotland – on a reality TV show. Will this be Tulip’s downfall or could it just be the thing she needs to break out of her shell and show the world who she really is?
I loved Tulip and her fierce, honest personality. While she did annoy me a little at times, I loved how realistic and relatable she was. To me she felt very human; she was flawed, but that’s what made her seem so real. The other characters were priceless of course, Harvey and Tulip’s siblings especially. I really liked how quirky Tulip’s family was and the relationship she had with her younger brother and sister was so cute! As for Harvey and Tulip, well I won’t give spoilers but they’re pretty darn cute.
The writing was quirky and easy to read. I sped through the book easily and Tulip’s vibrant personality combined with her unconventional views on the world made for an amusing and witty narration.
I found the plot interesting and fun and enjoyed following Tulip from her teddy filled bedroom to the rainy wilds of Scotland. The idea of a book about a reality TV show really interested me, and it was cool to see almost a “behind the scenes” from Tulip’s point of view as she braved the challenged the TV show presented.
One downside of this book for me was that I’m not a big wearer of makeup, so I couldn’t relate to that part of Tulip at all, but that didn’t stop me from relating to her love of the internet and her fiery uniqueness.
I’d definitely recommend this book to lovers of contemporary who are looking for a heartwarming, witty read! Tulip Taylor was delightfully fierce and fun, and I’m so glad I read it.