Betty Plum has never been in love. She's never even kissed a boy. But when H.O.T. Toby starts school it's like Betty has been hit with a thousand of Cupid's arrows. It's like a bomb has exploded – a love bomb! More than ever Betty wishes her mum hadn't died when Betty was a baby. She really needs her mum here to ask her advice. And that's when she finds hidden letters for just these moments. Letters about what your first kiss should feel like and what real love is all about … Is Betty ready to fall in love? Will she finally have her first kiss?
Not a fan of YA fiction as I keep saying but I must say that Bloomsbury publication is coming up with some really good fiction in this genre, even for people who don't particularly like reading this genre!
The second book in the Ladybird series, Love Bomb is a light hearted take of our protagonist Betty Plum and her life. Betty has just turned 15, and though a little late compared to her peers, but she is finally in love and that too with the new kid in school. Toby is the new kid in school and according to Betty, the true love of her life.
The book begins on Betty's 15th birthday, when she breaks the tradition of reading her dead mother's letter to her. This used to be abirthday tradition but this year she decides she doesn't want to read it, when she learns this is the last one. Eventually she does open it and read it.
Back at school, Betty seems to be getting Toby's attention. She is moving away from her best friends in the process but new love is previous too. How do things move on from here for Betty?
The story is fun and cute, a story almost all girls can related to. A well-written book that will keep you hooked.
[This review is for Bloomsbury India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]