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Monday 8 July 2024

Review: Sincerely Yours, Anna Sherwood

One summer internship. Two complete opposites. And a connection neither expected…

Anna Sherwood is an intern about to start a 12-week stint over the summer holidays. It’s her dream job.

But an unexpected fling the night before she’s due to begin, adds an extra layer of complication to an already chaotic situation. Especially when the very cute boy turns out to be her new boss’s son – and she soon realises she can’t stand him!

Sincerely Yours, Anna Sherwood, is a book about finding yourself and trusting your gut along the way.

An endearing rom-com set in London, it walks us through matters of the heart – good, bad and ugly. 

The storyline explores ideas around not fitting in, broken families, leaving home, and the transition from school to uni and work. It also celebrates friendship.

The storyline is compelling with the action propelled forward over the length of the internship. There are also many deeper, funny and moving moments. Anna’s character is believable and relatable. She makes mistakes and we care about what happens – both to Anna and to her friends.

With the fast pace of life today, it’s actually very warming to be immersed in a world where behaviours and conversations are reflected upon – and where human interactions drive the narrative. Young adults who read this book will come through the other side with a clear understanding of Anna’s emotional trajectory and her desire to understand others, too.

Title: Sincerely Yours, Anna Sherwood
Author: Beth Reekles
Publisher: Penguin, $19.99
Publication Date: 16 April 2024
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241631157
For Ages: 11 +
Type: Young Adult