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Lola offline

Lola offline

Doherty, Nicola, author

Delilah Hoover has gone dark. She's left school, changed her name to Lola and moved to Paris. It's not what she planned but there's no other choice, because she did something bad. Something embarrassing. Something nobody will forget. It made her trend on Twitter, and it's the first thing that comes up when you Google her. Paris is a new start, with new friends - like socially inept geek Ben, keyboard warrior Vee, and the impossibly perfect Tariq, but could the City of Lights offer more? Awkward dates, accidental afternoon drunkness and a perfect kiss. Delilah's life as a normal teenager is seemingly back on track - or is it? Sometimes learning to be happy with yourself is the hardest lesson of all

Book. English. Fiction 13+. Love stories. Romance. Young adult fiction. Teenage Fiction.
Published London: Orion, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Nicola Doherty
ISBN: 1510100512, 9781510100510
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 281 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Paris (France) Fiction.

Author note

Nicola grew up in Monkstown, Co. Dublin before moving to London after university. She worked in publishing for several years before writing her first book, THE OUT OF OFFICE GIRL, which was shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Her second book, IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME, was published by Headline in 2014 and her e-series Girls on Tour was published in 2015. Nicola lives in Highbury, north London, with her husband and no cats (yet).

Visit Nicola's website at, follow her on Twitter @nicoladoherty_ and like her on Facebook at


If I had a teenage daughter this is exactly the sort of book I would want her to curl up with. Sweet, warm, funny (VERY funny) and real, it's a brilliant portrait of the agonies of being a teenager, a stepdaughter and an outsider. As Juno hurtles headlong into romance on her first skiing holiday and takes her first tentative steps onto the slippery slope of adulthood, you can't help but love her and wish she was your friend. Utterly delightful.
Veronica Henry on LOVE AND OTHER MAN-MADE DISASTERS||This one is a definite 4/5, with realistic characters, a unique voice and a enthralling plot- you can't go wrong picking it up for a summer read.
TeenBookHoots on LOVE AND OTHER MAN-MADE DISASTERS||A fantastic book by Nicola, that was a complete page-turner and young adults and grown-ups alike will surely enjoy every minute of it.