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Eve Ainsworth

  • 5 stars across 19 books
Eve Ainsworth is an award-winning teen author and experienced school speaker, with a background working for secondary schools in pastoral and child protection roles. She is the author of several best-selling novels including the award-winning and Carnegie Medal nominated 7 Days.
3rd September 2020

Kicking Off: Dick, Kerr Girls

The remarkable story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies is brought to young readers for the very first time by award winning and C... MoreKicking Off: Dick, Kerr Girls

(22 reviews) Review
2nd April 2020


The moment Other Kevin returns to his world trouble begins... Back in Tulsa, things have settled down since Zoey closed... MoreLost

(14 reviews) Review
1st June 2023

Finding Her Feet

A shy but talented footballer navigates challenging friendships and anxiety at school in this touching tale from acclaim... MoreFinding Her Feet

(12 reviews) Review
3rd March 2016


Love hurts ...but should it hurt this much? Reeling from her mum's sudden departure, Anna finds the comfort she needs in... MoreCrush

(2 reviews) Review
1st July 2003


(1 review) Review
5th February 2015

Seven Days

School should be a safe place for Jess, a refuge from her difficult home life - but thanks to Kez and her friends,... MoreSeven Days

(1 review) Review
1st June 2018


Touching on mental health, family, friendship and the pressures that teenage carers face, as author Cat Clarke say... MoreTender

(1 review) Review
1st July 2021

Know My Place

A teenager’s longing for family and a place to call home is poignantly portrayed in this heartfelt and ultimately uplift... MoreKnow My Place

(1 review) Review
6th May 2021

The Perfect Shot: Dick, Kerr Girls

The second book in the series, based on the remarkable story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies. With the end of WW1 being declar... MoreThe Perfect Shot: Dick, Kerr Girls

(1 review) Review
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