|Title||A Tragic Kind of Wonderful|
|Author||by Eric Lindstrom|
|Publication Date||19 December 2016|
|Number of Pages||352|
|Interest Age||13+ years (13-19)|
|NBS Text||Young Adult Fiction|
|ONIX Text||Young adult|
Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction Dealing With Family Issues
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
'Enjoyable, clever and honest. Definitely a must for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Kimi Wright, Waterstones 'A heartfelt story, abut the realities of teenage life along with living with bipolar [disorder]' Verity, 15, Lovereading4kids 'An intimate and affecting portrait of mental illness helmed by an achingly real protagonist' Kirkus PRAISE FOR NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST: 'Gorgeous, romantic, heart-rending' Maximum Pop! 'Not If I See You First is thoughtful and honest, with characters that made me laugh, cry, and surprised me at every turn. It's a book I'll recommend for years to come.' Kody Keplinger, author of The Duff and co-founder of Disability in KidLit
Novelist Eric Lindstrom is a veteran of the interactive entertainment industry. His writing has been nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Videogame Screenplay in Tomb Raider: Legend, and a WGA award for Best Writing in a Videogame for Tomb Raider: Underworld. Not If I See You First was his debut novel.
The heart-rending and inspiring novel from the critically acclaimed author of NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST. How can you have a future if you can't accept your past? Mel Hannigan doesn't have it easy. Mourning the death of her firework of a brother, facing the loss of three friendships that used to mean everything to her and struggling to deal with a condition that even her closest friends don't know about. To protect herself and everyone else, Mel tries to lock away her heart, to live quietly without pain - but also without hope. Until the plight of an old friend, and meeting someone new, shows her that the risk is worth taking, that opening up to life - and who you really are - is what can make everything glorious... And that maybe Mel can discover a tragic kind of wonderful of her very own. A beautiful, captivating story about living with mental illness, and loving - even with a broken heart.