Shappi Khorsandi is both funny and shocking, yet above all writes with warmth, giving Nina an intelligent voice. This girl could be you, or your daughter, or your friend, and I defy anyone not to love the endearing, messed-up Nina as she finds her way out of an alcohol-fuelled hell of her own making.
dark and funny...brilliant
It's absolutely bloody magnificent
Breathtakingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny… perfectly captures the anxieties of youth
Khorsandi pulls no punches in her first novel...Equal parts straight-talking, funny and worrying, this is a coming-of-age tale rebooted for the era of social media and slut-shaming.
Absolutely brilliant - funny, dark and terribly upsetting, and the voice is incredibly loud and true...a pure marvel
Astoundingly good. An important, touching, powerful and occasionally funny read
Nina Is Not OK is an entertaining, thought-provoking read...dark, honest, confessional story...shocking, rude and dark ...while being ultimately incredibly moving and hopeful. Nina Is Not OK will have you chuckling, gasping and welling up as you follow Nina's road to recovery and finding out what she needs to do to live the life she wants.
Unexpectedly moving, emotional and funny
Richard E Grant, (on Shappi Khorsandi)
I finished Nina Is Not Ok in one sitting. Funny, sharp, and heartbreakingly honest, this is Rachel's Holiday for young adults
moving, funny and shocking all at once, an almost perfect description of the empty highs and crashing lows of addiction
Shappi Khorsandi’s debut novel, Nina is Not OK, is a moreish read...Shappi’s writing is raw and connective...
Gemma Cairney, THE POOL
Compelling debut novel. Nina is ... a vibrant and lovable character. Relentless in her actions, her inner monologues are full of warmth and w uses her comedy skills to great effect in her debut.
A brilliant debut
a powerful book and a cautionary tale... it's also a touching celebration of human determination in the overcoming of adversity.
Darkly funny debut
Funny and warm, heartbreaking too. Impressive debut!
emotional, raw, deeply moving and…funny too
...a really rather good YA crossover ... while Khorsandi's novel tackles some pretty big subjects, it does so while making you laugh out loud
I really couldn’t put this book down. It’s not just for young people but if you have a teenage daughter, please make her read it.
I am loving Shappi Khorsandi's Nina is Not OK, she is making me care about 'Nina' so much that I get anxious on her behalf
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