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Hayley Long - Author

About the Author

Hayley Long lives in Norwich with her husband and a rabbit called Irma. Sometimes she is an English teacher, and the rest of the time she writes novels. They're the sort of novels which will make you laugh a bit and then make you feel sad a bit and then make you laugh again. Sort of like this: hahahaBOOHOOhahaha. Hayley also likes biscuits.

Featured books by Hayley Long

What's Up with Jody Barton?

What's Up with Jody Barton?

13+ readers

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2012 Sometimes life throws you a massive curveball ...

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What's Up with Jody Barton?

What's Up with Jody Barton?

13+ readers

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

A love triangle is always going to be messy but when a love triangle involves twins then that is going to mean trouble but that's not all.  One of the twins has a much bigger problem to worry about that no one knows about. Told with the trademark warmth and laugh-out-loud humour of the much-loved Lottie Biggs books, this is a book that will make you think, with a gobsmacking twist you won't believe.

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Other books by Hayley Long

The Nearest Faraway Place

The Nearest Faraway Place

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

A powerfully told story of the love between two brothers in the aftermath of a family tragedy Griff and Dylan are driving into Manhattan with their parents when the worst happens. There is a terrible car accident and Dylan and Griff(1)s parents are killed. The boys are suddenly orphans with nowhere to go, until a kind aunt and uncle give them a new home in Wales. Now Dylan and Griff have everything they need - love, a happy home and a future. But Dylan is worried about Griff: whether he is OK, whether he is coping with his grief. He doesn't seem to want to speak about it or really acknowledge the loss of their parents. But Dylan needs to be even braver than Griff, because there is something very important he needs to face up to before he can move on. The heartbreaking new novel from award-winning author Hayley Long Winner of the Mal Peet Children's Book Award at the 2017 East Anglian Book Awards, the Tir na n-Og Award (English language) 2018 and the Staffordshire Libraries YTF2018 (Young Teen Fiction) Book Award Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2018 Shortlisted for the Brilliant Book Award 2019, the Warwickshire Secondary Books Award 2019, the Stockport Children's Book Award 2018, the Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year 2018 and the Dudley Teen Book Awards 2018

Sophie Someone

Sophie Someone

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. A remarkable tale of confusion and betrayal - and a very special girl called Sophie. 'Some stories are hard to tell. Even to your very best friend. And some words are hard to get out of your mouth. Because they spell out secrets that are too huge to be spoken out loud. But if you bottle them up, you might burst. So here's my story. Told the only way I dare tell it.' Sophie Nieuwenleven is sort of English and sort of Belgian. Sophie and her family came to live in Belgium when she was only four or five years old, but she's fourteen now and has never been quite sure why they left England in the first place. Then, one day, Sophie makes a startling discovery. Finally Sophie can unlock the mystery of who she really is. This is a story about identity and confusion - and feeling so utterly freaked out that you just can't put it into words. But it's also about hope. And the belief that, somehow, everything will work out OK. SOPHIE SOMEONE is a tale of well-intentioned but stupid parenting, shock, acceptance and, ultimately, forgiveness, written in a brave, memorable and unique language all of its own.

What's Up With Jody Barton?

What's Up With Jody Barton?

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

If you write a review of this book, please don't give away Jody's secret! It's hard enough being one half of the world's least identical twins, without both of you falling for the same guy. Jolene's turned flirting into a fine art, but Jody? Not so much. And as if a twinny love triangle wasn't messy enough . . . there's something nobody knows about Jody Barton. Something BIG. Told with the trademark warmth and laugh-out-loud humour of the much-loved LOTTIE BIGGS books, this is a book that will make you think, with a gobsmacking twist you won't believe. Shortlisted for the Costa Prize

Lottie Biggs is (Not) Tragic

Lottie Biggs is (Not) Tragic

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2011

Just when things were starting to look up for Lottie her life's gone a bit pear-shaped, wonk-ways and downside up again. Her mum's all soppy over a bloke with a horrible shemo* daughter, her best pal Goose has disappeared in a cloud of nerd-gas and Lottie's in the midst of an existential crisis. There's only one thing to do - get the hell out of Cardiff and go on the road with the gorgeous Gareth Stingecombe (and his manly thighs). But things don't go to plan, and Lottie starts to realise she might have been a bit me me me lately. . . *a female emo, obviously The wit of Louise Rennison meets the depth of Jacqueline Wilson.

Lottie Biggs is (Not) Mad

Lottie Biggs is (Not) Mad

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2009

My name is Lottie Biggs and in three weeks time, I will be fifteen years old. At school, most people call me Lottie Not-Very-Biggs. I've never found this particularly funny . . . My current hair colour is Melody Deep Plum which is not as nice as Melody Forest Flame but definitely better than the dodgy custard colour I tried last week . . . And this is my book - it's about important things like boys and shoes and polo-neck knickers and rescuing giraffes and NOT fancying Gareth Stingecombe (even though he has manly thighs) and hanging-out with your best friend having A BLATANTLY FUNNY TIME. It is definitely not about sitting in wardrobes or having a mental disturbance of any kind! Painfully honest and laugh-so-hard-you-forget-to-breathe funny. The wit of Louise Rennison with the depth of Jacqueline Wilson.

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