Lobsters – Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivision

Lobsters UK

Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find ‘The One’. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

My opinion

I’ve heard so much buzz going on about this book that I really had to have it, even though I’m an old woman compared to the people in this book. But hey, that’s what you get when you read Young Adult as a 33-year-old. I still enjoy reading this genre, although sometimes you kinda feel your age.

I’m the kind of person embarrassing things happen to. I’m awkward and clumsy and a blabber mouth. Not the best combination to be honest. The times I’ve tripped in public are too many to count and the stuff that comes out of my mouth is crazy.

Those awkward and clumsy moments, you can find in ‘Lobsters’. Not only that but also ‘tough’ topics, like being a virgin and how to deal with the peer pressure when it comes to having sex and damn, who should you have sex with? Those feelings can be awkward, confusing and I think ‘Lobsters’ can certainly help teens to deal with that stuff.

A day after I bought the book, I’d already finished it. It’s a Young Adult story, so the language is easy and that makes it a quick read. The story is funny, there are a couple of ‘LOL’-moments and it has a happy ending. Who doesn’t want that?


‘Lobsters’ is a fabulous story when you’re a teenager, but it’s equally fun as a OAP like me. It’s recognisable, funny and entertaining.

Lobsters by Lucy Ivison, Tom Ellen
Published by Chicken House Ltd
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781909489332

You can buy the book at Book Depository.

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