The Shelf By Helly Acton

The Shelf By Helly Acton

Ever feel like you’re losing a race you never signed up for?

Everyone in Amy’s life seems to be getting married, having children and settling down (or so Instagram tells her), and she feels like she’s falling behind.

So, when her long-term boyfriend surprises her with a dream holiday, she thinks he’s going to finally pop the Big Question. But the dream turns into a nightmare when, instead, she finds herself on the set of a Big Brother-style reality television show, The Shelf.

Along with five other women, Amy is brutally dumped live on TV and must compete in a series of humiliating and obnoxious tasks in the hope of being crowned ‘The Keeper’.

While inside the house, will Amy learn that there are¬†worse things than being ‘left on the shelf’?

My Thoughts:

Amy is at the age where all her friends are getting married or having children, and she feels as though she is being left behind. Jamie her partner who I did not like one bit, I hated how he spoke to Amy, I would of dumped him straight away. He decides to dump her live on TV and insist she stays to play a reality TV show called The shelf where six men dump their girlfriends and the girlfriends have to compete to win 1 million pounds. I have watched reality TV shows like this before and some of the tasks they had to do were similar to what I have seen before. I liked the way Helly has bought feminism into the book but getting the women to stick together and go against the tasks. But this story for me just felt a little cringe and a little repetitive.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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