'Exceptional young adult/crossover debut reminiscent of Mark Haddon or Harper Lee. Compelling, sharply observed.'Nicolette Jones, SUNDAY TIMES BOOKS OF THE WEEK. 'Hilarious.' Mugglenet. Nominated for The Carnegie. An outstanding debut-funny, brave and unpredictable. Lou observes her family breaking apart in sharp witty asides. A beautiful blend of humour, insight, compassion and a touch of darkness. The narrator's voice is strong, funny and original.
Emily Critchley grew up in Essex and moved to London where she now lives. She left school at sixteen and studied creative writing at London Metropolitan University where she gained a first. This is her first book for young adults.More about Emily Critchley