Sugarcoated by Catherine Forde


Written by Catherine Forde

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A gripping read about the power and danger of a new relationship. This hard hitting teen novel charts the roller coaster ride of a new and powerful love affair. Claudia finds the boy of her dreams; she'll do anything for him but can hse really trust him? Be sure to also check out Fat Boy Swim, Skarrs and Firestarter.


Sugarcoated by Catherine Forde

Cloddy is stuck in her dad's optician's shop working for twenty-five quid every Saturday. One Saturday she closes the shop to eat her lunch, but as she's picking at her sultana scone, a trio of 'yooths' skulk out of Gluehead Alley down the side of her dad's shop. Out of nowhere a massive hand gushing blood is splayed across the window of the shop.


On Tug of War the Independent said: 'Another gripping story... from an author who never disappoints'; Books for Keeps said: 'A raw and perceptive story'; Sunday Telegraph said 'Delicious'. On The Drowning Pond the Guardian said: 'Bitingly plausible... a gripping page-turner'; the Glasgow Herald said: 'Expertly crafted... characters full of bite.' * On Skarrs the Guardian said: 'A novel that is both troubling and inspirational.' * On Fat Boy Swim, The Times Said: 'Powerful, empowering.

'should be force-fed to every secondary school child in the country.''

About the Author

Catherine Forde

Catherine Forde is one of Egmont's new star authors. Her first Egmont book, Fat Boy Swim, received critical acclaim for its honest portrayal of growing up in today's world: 'Fat Boy Swim should be force-fed to every secondary chool child in the country', said Dinah Hall (Sunday Telegraph).

Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lexicographer for Collins and taught in secondary schools. She currently lives in Glasgow with her husband and two sons. Catherine's next novel, Skarrs, is published this August.

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

1st April 2008




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