The Paper and Hearts Society | Lucy Powrie | Review

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that any book lover in want of a good book will always find one in a library.” 




Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.

It’s like she hasn’t found her people …

Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.

But Olivia, Cassie, Henry and Ed have something that makes Tabby come back. Maybe it’s the Austen-themed fancy-dress parties, or Ed’s fluffy cat Mrs Simpkins, or could it be Henry himself …

Can Tabby let her weird out AND live THE BEST BOOKISH LIFE POSSIBLE?


This is definitely not my normal kind of book, in fact I would go as far as saying it is the kind of book I strive to avoid as it just isn’t for me. However, something drew me to read this and I am so glad that I did. I had a really good time reading it.

I love the fact this book is about characters who love books. Characters who love books very similar to books that I love and characters that are as enthusiastic about books as i am. I feel like this is such a unique and clever idea, as it appeals to everybody.

The Paper and Hearts Society was such an easy and light hearted read. I absolutely loved the writing style and literally flew through this book within one sitting. I just didn’t want to put it down, I wanted to stay with the characters for as long as I could.

This book whilst light hearted also deals with the concept of bullying, quite severe bullying at that. I feel like Lucy Powrie dealt with this theme very well and really did it justice. It was difficult to read at time, and I did feel really sorry for Tabby and what she had to go through. However, it was dealt with in such a delicate and wonderful way that I feel anybody within the target audience unfortunate to go through this really will take something positive away from it.

The Paper and Hearts Society is such a lovely read and one that I would definitely recommend.

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