Title: Skins; the Novel
Author: Ali Crown
Release Date: January 7th 2010
Series: Skins #1
Number of Pages: 264
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
This novel follows the 8 protagonists of series 3 and the forthcoming series 4 over the course of the college summer break. Brand new storylines, that do not and will not feature in the series, or the upcoming film in 2010. Effy, Freddie, JJ, Cook, Naomi, Pandora, Thomas and Katie are all dealing with the aftermath of the events at the end of series 3. Effy has fled to Italy with her mum, where she tries to put her feelings for Freddie, and the guilt she feels for stealing him from Katie out of her mind. The perfect distraction come in the form of sophisticated older man, Aldo...Naomi and Emily are struggling with spending time apart when Em goes to France with her parents and battles with her stubborn twin sister, Katie, Back in Bristol, Naomi pines for Emily while wondering about her future education, Thomas and Pandora are sweetly in love, and finding it difficult to consummate their feelings for each other. Freddy and Cook are engaged in a vigorous game of sexual one-upmanship with a frustrated JJ as referee...By the end of the summer, the gang will have resolved some issues and brought up some more, but always in the raw, uncompromising, contradictory and authentic narrative style that makes the series so popular and compelling. Language and sexual references are graphic.
First, I must warn you that this series is for 18 and older. It has sex, violence and coarse language.
This will be one of the shortest reviews I have ever done. Why?
I loved this series. The second generation is my favorite, so I was happy that it was about them. The writing is not the best, but I still enjoyed it. It includes the same characters that we followed in the series, which I loved.
So, if you have seen this series and loved it, you should check this book. If not, start with the TV show. It’s really the same kind of series.
It makes me miss this gang. Loved them. Wish they could be back.