Posted on 16th July 2014

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Lolito

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles. Lolito by Ben Brooks was read by the Books Actually Book Group from Brighton and below are reviews from its reading group members.  As the title readily…

Posted on 19th June 2014

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Lolito

“Sometimes bleak, sometimes funny, and always relevant, Ben Brooks writes about the place where teenage angst, the Internet, relationships and modern family life intersect, and does so with wit, charm and one of the freshest new fiction voices in years.” Greg Eden, Online Content and Social Media Manager, Waterstones Synopsis: She’s online. ‘I booked a…

Posted on 9th June 2014

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Lolito

Alice has been Etgar’s girlfriend for two years, which is nearly 20% of his whole 15-year-old life, which is why Ben Brooks’ funny, disgusting, uplifting Lolito opens with his hero feeling utterly bereft that Alice is spending this school break in Antigua, with her father, and not ‘motionless in her bed, watching CSI: New York and eating cubes of…