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Gritty page-turner in which a sixteen-year-old struggles with the fall-out from coming out – and more
June 2020 Debut of the Month
Telling the affecting story of sixteen-year-old Cal’s battles with homophobic bullies, family upheavals, mental health and heartbreak, this hard-hitting page-turner pulls no punches from the opening coming-out scene that results in Cal’s mum needing medical attention and an almighty clash with his dad. Reeling from strife at home and school, along with a series of ill-advised one-night stands, Cal’s life seems to take an upward turn when he falls for handsome, wealthy Matt. But since the course of passion and romance rarely runs smooth, thank goodness Cal’s best friend Em and her joyous Scotch-drinking, straight-talking nan are there when he needs them.
Exploring themes of homophobia, self-harm, complex family dynamics, friendship, and intergenerational bonds with clarity and sensitivity, Fall Out is underpinned by a warm message of hope and the possibilities of starting afresh. As Cal says, “You can’t pave over the faults; you can’t wash away the past but sometimes, when you make mistakes, you get a second chance.”
I am Cal Adams - what does that mean? Sixteen years old Black hair Blue eyes Short Gay.
For Cal, coming out is explosive, but that is nothing compared to the fallout from his family, friends and foes. When events in Cal's life reach critical, he is shaken to his core. Can he rely on his loved ones to help avoid meltdown?
|Publication date:||18th June 2020|
|Author:||C. G. Moore|
|Suitable for:||YA readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Sexuality / Relationships|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
As an amateur baker and travel enthusiast, Chris loves cooking up a storm and exploring new places. He brings these skills to his writing concocting fiendish scenarios and exploring fictional worlds. His love of reading and of stories have seen him working upon numerous freelance marketing campaigns as well as providing insightful structural edits, copy-editing and proofreading services to improve manuscript development and accuracy. Chris is passionate about teaching and currently lectures on the MA in Publishing programme at the University of Central Lancashire. He has worked across a diverse range of publishing and marketing roles for companies ...More About C. G. Moore