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Every Little Piece of My Heart

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  74 reviews
"Pratt's characters are rib-achingly funny, outrageous and entirely true to life." Metro

"A writer to watch." The Guardian

"A leading name in UK YA literature." The Bookseller


When Sophie receives a parcel from her best friend, Freya, she expects it to contain the reason why Freya left town so suddenly, without goodbyes and without explanation. Instead, she finds a letter add
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Paperback, 343 pages
Published August 6th 2020 by Walker Books
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Éimhear (A Little Haze)
I requested this from NetGalley based on the blurb; it sounded super intriguing with a curious mystery style vibe. But also because Non Pratt has been on my radar as a writer to read for some time.

And I am hella glad I got to read this because omg it has blimmin’ brilliant chronic illness rep.
I DID NOT KNOW THIS BOOK HAS ILLNESS REP SO IT MUST’VE BEEN FATED WHEN THE NETGALLEY GODS GRANTED ME THIS ARC BECAUSE I LOVE TO READ ALL THE ILLNESS REP!
I don’t have Lupus like the character Sophie has in
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Anna Avian
Oct 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
To me, the book felt boring and slow and it just didn't spark my interest. I would put the book down and not really have the urge to pick it up again because I simply didn't find anything intriguing about the story. ...more
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
Non Pratt is a name I keep seeing in my school library so when I had the opportunity to read an early copy of, 'Every Little Piece of my Heart,' I was really excited, especially as the cover is so very beautiful and the blurb super intriguing. The story certainly has an air of mystery surrounding it. In the opening pages we discover that a girl called Freya has left town and at the same time sent a parcel to a group of people, one person at a time, along with letters.

The story is about friendsh
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
3.5 stars

Non Pratt can write YA contemporary and reel you in with real issues. EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART was a story about friendships and misconceptions. The story centred on a group of friends, some more connected than others and what happened when one friend linking the others went away.

It was a bit mysterious with a parcel moving from friend to friend, with Sophie and the others trying to put the pieces together. This was an engaging story but I did put it down for a good few weeks befo
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Vee
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
[ARC Provided by NetGalley, my review is unbiased]
I'm also a book blogger

Very much like 13 Reasons Why but without the death, Every Little Piece Of My Heart explores the way four people think they know someone, only to find that for others, they see a completely different person. Freya left months ago, leaving her best friend Sophie and three others behind, never contacting them again. When a package arrives, Sophie thinks she's finally going to unwrap the answers she's been looking for, but ins
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Lauren James
[Gifted]
No one writes British teenagers as well as Non Pratt. Authentic, effortlessly diverse and unashamedly thirsty, her characters jump off the page and into my heart. I really enjoyed the mystery of this novel, with four strangers (plus a precocious little sister) coming together over a mutual friendship with Freya, who we never really get to meet. They were a lot of fun, and it made me miss the final days of school before summer holiday, when nothing much gets done except signing shirts, g
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Robin Stevens
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful YA book about friendship, connections and the everyday mysteries of life, this is beautifully told and a whole lot of fun. (14+)

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
El
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*Netgalley very kindly provided me with a copy of this*

I can’t remember the last time I read a book about normal British teens and this was. So. BOMB. Like I literally loved it!

I loved all the characters, this had some great rep in it (but like casual rep which is the best kind, not forced rep) and the relationships between them were written really well. Plus it was a multi POV and I didn’t get bored with any of them!
I also loved the plot, not a new idea per se but with enough new elements to
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Manon the Malicious
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
*4.5 Stars*

I was provided an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Every Little Piece of My Heart is a story about friendship. Months after Freya leaves her hometown without a word, her best friend Sophie receives a parcel that she's asked to pass along to another person. The parcel moves from on person to the next, a total of four people. And as it moves along, a new point of view is added.

I really loved this story. I was intrigued by the plot and really fell for t
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Kara Babcock
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every writer with each novel hones their craft. One of my joys in writing reviews of each of an author’s novels, in the order they’ve been written, is getting to see that development over time. (Meanwhile, my own review-writing skills have developed and changed over the years.) In Non Pratt’s case, Every Little Piece of My Heart showcases how her talents at characterization and particularly perspective have evolved over the years. With each novel, Pratt continues to tinker and imagine and play w ...more
Jenny
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent chronic illness rep, LGBTQ+ rep, POC rep and just a very moving story about friendship, self identity and our perceptions of others. Non Pratt's best book to date I think! ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
This is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting and just, well bring tissues you will need them. I absolutely loved the authors note before the book and it’s just wonderful to read a book about someone with chronic illness being represented. I loved how much this emphasises and focuses on the difference that one person can affect others lives, the love, the friendship, very It’s a Wonderful life (I mean that in a very positive way, I love that film and the difference people make to the world, to peo ...more
ellie
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was good! I did really start to hate Freya by the end of the story, I felt like the ambiguous ending left a little to be desired because of this. However, the main character Sophie provided some excellent chronic illness representation, and I really loved how she was portrayed. It was a second string to the story rather than the main plot point, and the promise of a possible future romance between her and another of the central characters really appealed to me, although I wish it had been s ...more
Trisha
I was completely immersed in this friendship story. So much goodness happening, with diversity and authentic characters and situations and the mystery of Freya. Perhaps the open resolution will frustrate some readers, but it didn't lessen its impact on me.

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Ocean
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
The chronic illness representation in this book is so relatable! I don't have Lupus but I do have Fibromyalgia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome so I have plenty of experience with chronic pain and fatigue. It was well-written and very accurate. I love the redemption arc for Ryan, I think he deserved better, but he was also pretty mean so I understand why no one liked him. Sophie is such a great character, she went through a lot and I really felt for her. Win was probably my favourite character, she ca ...more
Laura Reed
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every Little Piece of My Heart is a story about friendship and loss. The story follows Sophie, who's best friend Freya has recently moved away from Leeds to Manchester. As far as Sophie is concerned, Freya may as well have moved to moon because Freya has been ignoring all of Sophie's texts, calls, likes and messages. Sophie really needs her best friend because she has recently been diagnosed with Lupus and she is hiding it from everyone. Just as Sophie begins to adjust to her new normal, with Lu ...more
Aisha
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book is written in the perspective of four characters who each receive something from Freya who left town abruptly and each person was a part of her life in different ways.

I really enjoyed the writing style and the characters in the book, each character was written well with focus on their own feelings, their story and the impact of Freya. I did like the plot and the pace of the book, I also liked how I related to the disappointment the characters felt over the letters. At first I found the
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Ria
Jan 11, 2021 rated it liked it
good story, showing how 4 people can think they know someone, but see from eachother that their perspective of the person are different. i for one think such character as selfish but i understand the characters actions to a degree.
Kirsty Stanley
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Bev
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sensitive, informative and a great story that encourages us not to judge on appearances, we all have things we are dealing with below the surface so be kind.
Heather James
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Non Pratt's stories so I was really excited to start this one. It's another brilliant contemporary YA told from the perspective of four very different but equally engaging characters.

Non captures teenage life in a way that will resonate with teen readers without feeling patronising. Sophie's refusal to think about her exams, the whole-life encompassing impact of friendships, family fallings out are just a few of the ways she creates authentic teenage characters.

It was interesting to rea
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Kathryn
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first novel that I’ve read by Non Pratt. And, after reading this I will be keeping an eye out for more of her books in the future. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an e-arc copy of this book!

The novel revolves around four unlikely friends who are brought together by an elaborate game of pass the parcel engineered by Freya: the girl who skipped town. Through this intricate game Win, Sophie and the other recipients try to figure out why Freya left.Whilst the plot is engine
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Elliott
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall I really enjoyed this book! It felt like a grown up version of Pratt's previous work, Unboxed, and I liked how they handled the lesbian and bisexual characters. I also loved Sunny, I was worried she was going to be a throwaway character as ‘the baby sister’, but she was so good!! And funny!! Read this book just to meet Sunny!!

I had a few problems with distinguishing the male characters, which might have just been me, but I was convinced that Ryan and Kellen were the same person for a goo
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Shona Page
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
As I read this, I was reminded of Unboxed by the same author - a good comparison as it’s a book I love!
I liked how a range of characters were brought together, united by Freya’s mystery. The diverse characterisation means that everyone will find someone that they can relate to. I liked that different chapters were narrated by different characters as I felt that I got to know them better that way.
Overall, a top pick for the school library. I also hope Non considers revisiting these characters in
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ThatBookGal
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a beautifully written book. It had so much diversity, and that includes the main characters, rather than just the odd side character or two. It is very clear from the foreword, afterword and just generally reading, that Non put a lot of care into each of these characters, and carried out a good amount of research to ensure that they resonated with the people who are actually living these experiences.

Each of the four main characters felt true and as though they could be living next door to
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Lisas Books, Gems and Tarot
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I requested this off of NetGalley based on the blurb. I actually really enjoyed it.

There were multiple point of views which worked really well. Sometimes I like one character better than others, but I really liked them all.

I loved the chronic illness storyline and it is really interesting to read what Sophie goes through.

I loved Winn and Sunny, Lucas and Ryan too. I loved seeing the characters evolve and grow.

This story is all about finding yourself, and your family along the way. It is also abo
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Bookclubforme
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Telling the story of Sophie, Win, Sunny, Lucas and Ryan, a group of teens, who don't really know each other, brought together by a parcel that's arrives addressed to one of them and then once opened addressed to the next (think parcel the parcel) sent from Freya, a girl who they all knew, but who left suddenly without telling anyone and hasn't been in contact since, until this parcel puzzle arrives bringing chaos, confusion and personal items wrapped with each layer and a promise of treasure at ...more
Sarah
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The first book I read by Non Pratt was Trouble and I absolutely loved it so when this book became available on NetGalley I didn’t hesitate to request to read and review it.

I was not disappointed. Non Pratt has this ability to make every character pop from the narrative. Each character is well-written and unique. I loved that we got multiple perspectives of the four main characters, so we got to really get to know them.

Sophie, the first character we meet has Lupus; I don’t know much about the dis
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Ocean
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The chronic illness representation in this book is so relatable! I don't have Lupus but I do have some other chronic illnesses and I have plenty of experience with chronic pain and fatigue. It was well-written and very accurate. I love the redemption arc for Ryan, I think he deserved better, but he was also pretty mean so I understand why no one liked him. Sophie is such a great character, she went through a lot and I really felt for her. Win was probably my favourite character, she came across ...more
Jacqueline Allan
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sincere thank you to the publisher, author and Netgalley for providing me with an ebook copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This is not my usual genre, I’m more into crime/thriller books and even psychological thrillers too so I am extremely pleased and grateful to them for opening up my mind to something totally different.
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Non Pratt started her career working on non-fiction activity books at Usborne, before becoming an editor at Catnip Publishing. Her debut novel TROUBLE shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award, with rights sold to the USA, Germany and Brazil. Her second novel, REMIX came out in 2015 and a novella, UNBOXED for Barrington Stoke in 2016. Her third novel with Walker Books, TRUTH O ...more

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