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After winning the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Undiscovered Voices competition, Paula's first novel – The Truth About Celia Frost – was published to widespread critical acclaim. A former social worker, she writes with passion and authenticity about the issues facing young people today.
She lives in Nottingham
Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 11-14 category - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & June 2013 Book of the Month We loved Paula Rawsthorne's debut novel in 2011, The Truth About Celia Frost, and are delighted to see her second novel, Blood Tracks, is equally explosive. A psychological thriller, packed with mystery but with a clever plot that will appeal to existing fans of Paula's and will also attract a swathe of new readers - both girls & boys. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Blood Tracks a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This was a fantastic book! It’s really thrilling and I couldn’t put it down; it has a terrific twist... Blood tracks is probably the best book I’ve read this year so far!' Scroll down to read more reviews... --------------------------- The winners of the Leeds Book Awards are chosen by you! Read the books, talk about them with your friends & teachers and decide which one is your favourite. You can vote in your local library or at www.leedsbookawards.co.uk. Voting closes on Friday 25th April and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 20th May. See below for the entire shortlist.
A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. 11+. This gripping debut novel unravels a hidden secret in a story about a girl who urgently needs to find out why she has always led such a very unusual life. Celia Frost has a rare disease that means she can bleed to death at any moment. Always going out with gloves on, never playing with other children, Celia has lived in a bubble because her mother is determined to keep her ‘safe’. But what if Celia has nothing wrong with her? Why has her mother been trying to stop her from having fun? Unravelling the truth brings many surprises and an exciting thriller.. A debut author with a bright future. The Lovereading Comment: A page-turning thriller that's impossible to put down. A buried secret; a gripping manhunt; a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost? This gripping, rollercoaster ride of a thriller confronts through-provoking issues about medical research and the good of the individual versus society and is a touching rite of passage about a girl's relationship with her mother. A breath of fresh air from the multitude of vampires, werewolves and angels from a bright new talent in fiction for teens/young adults.
Believe in perfect? Zoe does. After all, her new boyfriendis. Or is he? What's Jack hiding? When a gorgeous new boy starts at Zoe's school, her first reaction is to feel nervous. He's way too perfect. Surely he can't be for real? But when Jack turns his charm on her, Zoe packs her worries away in a suitcase. After all, he's popular, handsome and (best of all) nice. Soon, they're dating. He's everything she dreamed of - kind, attentive, full of romantic gestures. But maybe Zoe ought to trust her instincts. Is her dream man truly good - or toogood to be true? A nail-biting contemporary thriller by the author of ShellAddictively tense writing full of dramatic twists and turns Paula Rawsthorne's YA novels have won several top awards They include _Blood Tracks_ and _The Truth About Celia Frost_ Please note this book contains mature content and language more suitable for older readers.
What if you thought you had died, only to wake up in someone else's body? When Lucy, a teen diagnosed with terminal cancer wakes up cancer-free, it should be a dream come true. But faced with a life she didn't choose and trapped in a new body, Lucy must face the biggest question of all . . . How far would you go to save the one you love?
Gina is a runner. With her feet pounding the ground and her dad watching, she feels as though she can fly. But when her dad dies in dramatic circumstances, Gina refuses to accept the explanations she is given. Struggling to find the truth, Gina finds herself plunged into a world far removed from the one she has known; a world of lies, crime and betrayal. A world that will make her question everyone and everything around her. And a world she can't run from.
Celia Frost is a freak. At least that's what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confining her to a gloomy bubble of safetyA . No friends. No fun. No life. But when a knife attack on Celia has unexpected consequences, her mum reacts strangely. Suddenly they're on the run. Why is her mum so scared? Someone out there knows - and when they find Celia, she's going to wish the truth was a lie - A buried secret; a gripping manhunt; a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost? A page-turning thriller that's impossible to put down.