These Days Are Ours is a coming of age drama about Hailey, a recent graduate who is living at home with her parents (in their Fifth Avenue penthouse), trying to find a job and figure her life out. It is set in New York, six months after the 9/11 attacks . Of course her friends all seem to have their lives sorted out with Katie working at Morgan Stanley, Randy and Jess partying all night long – but Hailey is looking for more than that. She’s sure that Michael Brenner is the one for her but it doesn’t seem to be working out, so when Adrian, a recent Brown graduate, comes along, she begins to realise that there is a life outside of the privileged circle she has been sheltered in her entire life.
Set in the early 1990s, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an epistolary novel written from the point of view of Charlie. He’s a freshman in high school, struggling to find his way after his best friend commits suicide. Charlie’s just a little bit different. He’s not really what you’d call geeky, just different. His family consider him to be a bit of an oddball but the problem is, so does everyone else at school. This story follows Charlie as he tries to navigate the world of first dates, parties, drugs, sex and mental health.VIEW STORY »