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She can fix anyone's life except her own...
Aideen can fix anyone’s problem – just not her own in this outrageously funny YA novel with a lesbian heroine at its centre. From the author of The Falling in Love Montage, shortlisted for An Post Irish Book Award and KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Award.
When Aideen agrees to help ambitious class swot Maebh Kowalska deal with her crazy workload, she doesn't expect to end up reluctantly pushing Maebh down the stairs. With this, Aideen becomes the school 'fixer': any problem a student has, Aideen will sort it out, from stealing confiscated mobiles to breaking into parties. All she asks for is a favour in return. But Aideen's own life is a mess - her mam's drinking again, her BFF Holly is avoiding her and she's skipping school.
Spending more time with the uptight (but annoyingly cute) Maebh and chatterbox Kavi, Aideen starts to wonder: can every problem be solved?
I howled with laughter. Derry Girls but better, with such a massive heart -- Joanna Nadin
[A] charming novel for young lesbians - The Bookseller
Praise for The Falling in Love Montage;
It’s so special, so arrestingly heartfelt, and so painfully, gorgeously real Becky Albertalli
An outrageously comic, moving debut Guardian
|Publication date:||3rd June 2021|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories, School Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Personal Social Health Economic|
|Collections:||Summer Reading 2021,|
Ciara Smyth studied drama, teaching and then social work at university. She thought she didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. She became a writer so she wouldn’t have to grow up. She enjoys jigging (verb: to complete a jigsaw), playing the violin badly, and having serious conversations with her pets. Ciara has lived in Belfast for over ten years and still doesn’t really know her way around.More About Ciara Smyth