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TitleThe Flywheel
AuthorErin Gough
ISBN1742978177
ImprintErin Gough Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages309

Description

The Ampersand Prize winner Erin Gough delivers a heart warming debut novel about queer romance, crap parents finding your feet when life gets messy.Seventeen year old Del drops out of high school when her romance with another girl goes horribly wrong Preferring chaos to bullying, Del makes it her mission to save her dad s crumbling caf , the Flywheel, while he finds himself overseas Accompanied by her charming troublemaker best friend Charlie, Del sets out to save the cafe, keep Charlie out of prison, and maybe get a date with Rosa, the beautiful flamenco dancer from across the road But when life is messy enough as it is, can girl on girl romance ever have a happy ending This hilarious and accident prone novel is about how to be heartbroken and how to fall in love about rising above high school drama and wrestling with problems that are almost too big It speaks directly to teens and assures them that they re not alone, and does it all with an abundance of heart.

Reviews

Emily May

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

It pains me how hard it is to get hold of the Aussie YA contemporaries, because every time I do, they are just so damn charming.This book reminds me of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, in a way It s a feel good story filled with friendship, an extremely likable and complex narrator and an LGBT roma... (Sign in to see more)


Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

DNF 40%I really tried to finish this but it s not happening I can t get myself to be invested in Delilah as a character at all, and I actively dislike her best friend, Charlie The whole situation feels a bit convoluted and forced and the characters fell flat enough that they weren t motivating me to... (Sign in to see more)


Melanie

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsWith it s witty humour and cuteness in general, I can definitely see why Erin Gough s YA debut, The Flywheel, won The Ampersand Project Just as some general knowledge, Melissa Keil s Life in Outer Space was the the winner from a previous year that Hardie Grant Egmont... (Sign in to see more)


Tatiana

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

Someone needs to publish this in the USA.This may be my favorite YA novel with a lesbian MC I really like her voice self assured and assertive Somehow I don t come across voices like this often.For fans of Lili Wilkinson s Pink and A.S King s Ask the Passengers.


April (Aprilius Maximus)

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

Thank you so much to Hardie Grant Egmont for sending this book my way The Flywheel follows Delilah as she struggles with a lot of things while her father is away on holiday she is struggling with her sexuality, managing the family cafe, balancing school, bullying and a whole range of other things I ... (Sign in to see more)


Lex Kent

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

2 1 2 Stars I ve had this book since last year, but wanted to wait until closer to it s release date before reviewing it This was originally the book The Flywheel, when it was published only in Australia It is now getting a new release under the name of Get It Together Delilah I don t understand the... (Sign in to see more)


Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

Delilah finds herself in a precarious position, running her father s small business while he s on an extended journey of self discovery and walking away from her education to ensure the coffee house survives against the push of big business I absolutely adored Delilah She s a resilient young woman w... (Sign in to see more)


Emily Mead

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

Well this was excellent Diversity and great supporting characters and a flawed but lovable main character This is definitely one you want to read, by a new Aussie author I will be reading EVERYTHING from Hardie Grant Egmont is certainly good at picking their Ampersand Project winners _______________... (Sign in to see more)


Dahlia

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

This was cute I liked the writing and the main character s arc, and I think the conversation about having a partner who isn t ready to come out when you already are is a really good one to see in LGBTQ YA I do wish the whole premise of the Flywheel didn t require such a tremendous suspension of disb... (Sign in to see more)


Xueting

The Flywheel By Erin Gough

Yup, I got Erin Gough s awesome autograph in my copy of the book during the Sydney Writer s Festival Also went to the Realistic Teen Fiction talk in which she was one of the panel authors.This was a great debut novel that I read in two days I love all the main characters the protagonist, Delilah, st... (Sign in to see more)


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