Sweet Sorrow, by David Nicholls (Hachette 2019)

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David Nicholls is one of those rare things - a popular but also literary authors. Sweet Sorrow is a beautifully observed, nostalgic novel about a teenage boy's first summer love experience. It's evocative, romantic but not cloying, moving and funny. Nicholls really gets it right in this novel, the power of youthful emotion is brilliantly achieved, and the narrative well timed.