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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

by Eric Lindstrom

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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 …read more

Interest Age

  • 13+ years

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Additional Details

Title A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
ISBN 9780008147488
Author by Eric Lindstrom
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollinsChildrenasBooks
Publication Date 19 December 2016
Format EPUB
Number of Pages 352
Filesize 1.80 MB
Interest Age 13+ years (13-19)
Edition ePub edition
Language EN
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction Dealing With Family Issues
Suicide, Death & Bereavement

Reviews

'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

Author Biography

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.

Description

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.

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