I LOVED THIS BOOK. I loved the characters, the plot, the setting, the style, just EVERYTHING.
When 17-year-old Sunny finds out her boyfriend has been cheating on her with some ‘skank in short shorts’, she’s devastated. There must be some sort of explanation, right? So, Sunny spends all night trying to track him down and find out the truth, which turns into a very eventful adventure across London, chasing after her crappy boyfriend but instead finding herself (and some fantastic new friends) along the way.
London Belongs to Us is smart, sassy, creative and I loved every second. Sunny is a brilliant heroine, while the other characters are wonderfully entertaining (especially Vic and Jean-Luc – I don’t normally get that excited about characters but these two are the bomb. I want to hang out with them, like, so badly). Sunny’s choices are wild but somehow believable and, as someone who was a 17-year-old girl not all that long ago, I totally understood her thoughts and feelings. Although she starts out quite weak, she gets stronger and stronger until she is funny, independent, and completely likable.
Sarra Manning’s style is fabulous. The book is a loveletter to London and I really appreciated the little historical facts about each location at the start of every chapter. There are also hilarious interjections between chapters, with lists and pie-charts summing up Sunny’s thoughts at that moment in the story.
I think this is my favourite book of the year. 5 thousand stars.
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.