Daley James Francis’s debut novel had me giggling like a small child. The story perfectly captures the painfully familiar moment in an adolescents life when your heart is broken for the first time. The story is a good length and it was refreshing to read a ‘Rom-Com’ from the guy’s perspective and what’s more interesting is the story is set pre-Facebook. We have it easy now-days! The characters are loud, proud, rude and crude and some of the dialogue exchanges are down right outrageous (and hilarious!) WARNING!! It’s definitely a book for the grown ups with some of the language and the odd steamy scene thrown in for good measure.

Lee Tomes, WALKING UP A SLIDE