It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood – Our Review
Shortlisted for INDIE book awards 2020
The 2020 ABIA Longlist- Book of the Year for Older Children (ages 13+)
ABIA 2020 Longlist, The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year
‘It Sounded Better In My Head’ by Nina Kenwood is just the most delightful book. Perfect for older teens, Kenwood has created a magical, brash, and funny portrayal of the awkward and uncomfortable moments in her coming of age story.
The inner monologue of Natalie is the highlight throughout the book- she’s quirky, hilarious, insecure and awkward as she takes in the shock of her parents’ unexpected separation.
With her two best friends, Zach and Lucy having just fallen in love, Natalie is often the third wheel of the trio. Natalie must come to own her story and place in the world, and we are taken along through all the highs and lows.
A fantastic book that expresses so many of the unspoken vulnerable experiences of adolescence; a story of heartache, longing for love, self acceptance and freedom that normalises the teenage journey.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books