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In a nutshell: contemporary drama gives us hope
Hope Baldi has more problems than the average teenager: she’s mourning the sudden death of her father, and having failed to win a place at drama college has no idea what to do with her life. On top of that she suffers from a disorder that causes extreme mood swings and terrifying uncontrollable fits of rage. Various things help her through however, not least the love of family and friends, and a long distance text/email relationship with the charming, no-nonsense Riley. Rhian Ivory has a real ear for dialogue and understands her audience very well; readers will be gripped by Hope’s journey of healing and self-discovery. One to add to the ‘you’re not alone’ category alongside books by Holly Bourne, Lisa Williamson and Eve Ainsworth. ~ Andrea Reece
The summer between school and sixth form college. When Hope doesn't get into drama college, and her friends do, all her plans fall apart. She's struggling with anger, grief for her father and a sense that her own body is against her. She meets Reilly on the ferry and his texts give her someone to talk to. But this isn't a story about a boy fixing everything. It's about trying new things, having the courage to ask for help and that when things seem to be all over, that might be just the beginning.
|Publication date:||15th September 2017|
|Publisher:||Firefly Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, General Fiction, Romance / Relationship Stories|
Rhian Ivory was born in Swansea and grew up on the Welsh borders. She got her first publishing deal at 26 and wrote four novels for Bloomsbury as Rhian Tracey. She now teaches Creative Writing and a Children's Literature course for the Open University, is a National Trust writer in residence, a Patron of Reading in Buckinghamshire and a writing mentor for WoMentoring. Rhian lives in Northamptonshire with her family. The Boy who drew the Future is her fifth novel.The Boy who drew the Future coming Sept 2015 from Firefly Press - https://www.fireflypress.co.uk/node/161More About Rhian Ivory