Monday, 11 May 2015

Review: One True Thing

Teenage life in the media spotlight

One True Thing by Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes looks at the media and politics
through the eyes of the Premier's daughter
in One True Thing.
There’s YA realism and there’s YA realism. One True Thing is definitely the latter: a great story with a relatable protagonist who draws the reader into current, relevant and topical issues. Following Nicole Hayes's 2013 debut novel The Whole of My World, which examined grief and the attitude of sports clubs and stars towards women; One True Thing – released earlier this month – tackles the media, its treatment of women in politics, and the effect of negative coverage on families.