Nina is Not OK
Nina does not have a drinking problem. She likes a drink, sure. But what 17-year-old doesn’t? Nina’s mum isn’t so sure. But she’s busy with her new husband and five year old Katie. And Nina’s almost an adult after all. And if Nina sometimes wakes up with little memory of what happened the night... show more
Nina does not have a drinking problem. She likes a drink, sure. But what 17-year-old doesn’t?
Nina’s mum isn’t so sure. But she’s busy with her new husband and five year old Katie. And Nina’s almost an adult after all.
And if Nina sometimes wakes up with little memory of what happened the night before, then her friends are all too happy to fill in the blanks. Nina’s drunken exploits are the stuff of college legend.
But then one dark Sunday morning, even her friends can’t help piece together Saturday night. All Nina feels is a deep sense of shame, that something very bad has happened to her…
A dark, funny - sometimes shocking - coming of age novel from one of the UK’s leading comedians. 'NINA IS NOT O.K'. will appeal to fans of Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham.
Publish date: 2017-02-09
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Well Nina is definitely NOT ok! What a roller coaster of emotions in this book. I was by turns sad, horrified, scared and worried as Nina's life spirals out of control into addiction. Written with compassion, humour and pulling absolutely no punches this is a raw account of a life gone so wrong. ...
NINA IS NOT OK is Shappi Khorsandi’s debut novel. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Nina who has one more year to go before she is off to university, but a lot can happen in a year. Nina does not have a drinking problem, but she does enjoy going out and partying – what seventeen-year-old does...
I chose to read Shappi Khorsandi's book as I respect her as a comedian. However this is not really my kind of book: it starts off as a chick-lit novel, not really suited to a 62-year-old male, but perks up a lot in the second half.. It deals with Nina, a sad 17-year-old taking 'A' levels, who reli...