NetGalley Review - The Girls from See Saw Lane

The Girls from See Saw Lane: A novel of friendship, love and tragedy in 1960s Brighton (Brighton Girls Trilogy) - Sandy Taylor

The Girls from See Saw Lane is a nostalgic, heart-breaking and tragic coming of age tale set in the 1960s.

The main focus is on two best friends, Mary Pickles and Dottie Perks (I love those names), who met as children and grow up into young women together.

This touching story covers the trials and tribulations of adolescence, first love, mistakes, regrets, jealousy, betrayal, and the harrowing impact it can have on one’s own life as well friends and family.

There were so many things I loved about this book. Despite being set in the 1960s, at times I felt I could relate to it with my childhood years in the 1980s. My dad was a huge Rolling Stones fan, so I thought Mick Jagger was great. One of my favourite sweets were Black Jacks. I couldn’t get enough of them as a child, and still eat them from time to time nowadays. It was impossible not to fall into their nostalgic world, and experience every thought, feeling and emotion with them.

This was an emotional story. I laughed, I gasped with surprise, I fell in love for the first time all over again, I felt angry, and I had tears in my eyes.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this trilogy. I hope I don’t have to wait too long.

I would like to thank the publisher, Bookouture for allowing me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.