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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

Quick Reads: Music to Make Friends by - A Life Loving Pop Music

Quick Reads: Music to Make Friends by - A Life Loving Pop Music

Author: Hayley Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2019

Der nachstferne Ort

Der nachstferne Ort

Author: Hayley Long Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Ein schrecklicher Autounfall und von einer Sekunde auf die andere ist im Leben der beiden Bruder Griff und Dylan nichts mehr, wie es war. Wahrend der 13-jahrige Griff verzweifelt versucht, sich von der Trauer um den Verlust seiner Familie nicht uberwaltigen zu lassen, lasst Dylan nichts unversucht, seinen jungeren Bruder zu schutzen und ihm dennoch langsam zuruck ins Leben zu helfen. Tatsachlich gelingt es den beiden auch ganz allmahlich, ihren Platz wieder zu finden - jeder fur sich und trotzdem gemeinsam.

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, the Staffordshire Libraries YTF2018 (Young Teen Fiction) Book Award and the Young Jury Prize 2020 (Flanders). 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

Vinyl Demand

Vinyl Demand

Author: Hayley Long Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2016

';Vinyl Demand' sees two party girls plucked from their dead end, debt-ridden lives and thrust into the big time as Superstar DJs. They only wanted to pay their gas bill! Beth Roberts and Rula Popek have a lot in common. They are both 19, both have crap jobs and both live in the worst flat in the whole of Wales. The girls have no money, no boyfriends, family who are thousands of miles away and a final demand for a gas bill which they cannot pay. It all looks pretty bleak until one day when Rula stumbles across an entire vinyl record collection which has been left in a local charity shop. She takes a gamble and blows the money for the gas bill on the whole lot and the dream of becoming Cardiff's very own answer to the global girl DJ, Lisa Lashes. It's just a shame she didn't bother to explain the plan to Beth first.

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.

Sophie Soundso

Sophie Soundso

Author: Hayley Long Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2015

Sophie ist 14 und wohnt in Brussel. Ihr Nachname ist Nieuwenleven. Ihre Mutter verlasst nie das Haus. So viel wei sie genau. Aber was sind das fur seltsame Erinnerungen - ihre Mutter, die eine Perucke tragt und die funfjahrige Sophie uber einen Bahnhof zerrt. Wer ist dieser Fremde, der Sophies Vater plotzlich mit anderem Namen anspricht? Und wieso hat Sophie eigentlich als Einzige in der Klasse keinen Ausweis?Pltzlich steht Sophies ganzes Leben Kopf - bis hin zu ihrer Sprache. Doch in einer Umgebung, in der Sophie nicht einmal mal wei ob ihr Name echt ist, kann die "e;Welt"e; schon mal zur "e;Wurst"e; werden und die "e;Hand"e; zur "e;Harke"e;. Zusammen mit ihrer Freundin macht sich Sophie auf die Suche nach ihrer wirklichen Identitt.

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