Molly Ringwald - American actress and star of films like 'Sixteen Candles' and 'The Breakfast Club' has written her second book and debut novel, When It Happens to You'. 'When It Happens to You' is a novel made up of short stories, all centred around the disintegrating relationship of Phillip and Greta and including a whole host of characters of different ages and backgrounds who are connected to them in some way.
I loved the style of Molly Ringwald's writing - it's simple and honestly told. The voices are authentic and, importantly, unique. A couple of my favourite shorts included the opening chapter - your own horrific realisation as to the conclusion of the scene making you rattle through the pages breathlessly: always hoping it might end differently and that it won't be so terribly predictable, but at the same time so desperately sad. My favourite piece of writing was the chapter named 'When it Happens To You' - it will hush any critics. It made my lip wobble. When you turn to recite a chunk to your husband you know someone has written something beautiful.