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Trouble

Written by Non Pratt

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Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2015 - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal  - March 2014 Debut of the Month

**Suitable for 14+ due to some graphic content   Touching, funny and sad this is a brilliantly observed and beautifully told story of contemporary teenagers, the overwhelmingly powerful emotions in their lives and the complications that they bring. Things can’t get much more complicated than being fifteen and pregnant. But it happens. In alternating voices Hannah and Aaron tell the story of the pregnancy and all the other things that swirl around in their lives in a story that is alive and honest and un-judgmental.

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Trouble a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This book was really funny, touching and talked about friendship. Trouble is about a young girl who makes some wrong choices in her life but learns, and a kind boy who wants to forget his past.'  Sarah Haywood

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Trouble Synopsis

A boy. A girl. A bump. Trouble. This is a smart, touching, funny novel from an extraordinary new talent. Hannah's smart and funny...she's also fifteen and pregnant. Aaron is new at school and doesn't want to attract attention. So why does he offer to be the pretend dad to Hannah's unborn baby?

Growing up can be trouble but that's how you find out what really matters. An honest, sensitive account of teenage pregnancy and the emotion and drama unleashed.

Trouble Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read their full reviews.

  • Lola Bridgeman, age 16 - 'well written, smart, funny, bitter sweet and hard to read at times. It is a truly good book, addictive and unforgettable. An amazing debut, I would definately recomend it.'
  • Kulsuma Begum, age 16 - 'Trouble is a brilliant and truthful tale about two teenagers finding themselves...From its opening line to its closing pages, it had me hooked. It’s upfront, funny and memorable.'
  • Morgan Steigmann, age 14 - 'Bringing a refreshing change to the often cliché topic of teenage pregnancy, the engaging sub-plots that run alongside the main keep the reader intrigued and desperate to find out more.' 
  • Jodi Coffman, age 12 - 'I really enjoyed this book which is about a fifteen year old girl, Hannah, who is pregnant and a school friend of hers, Aaron, who offers to be a pretend Dad to the baby. This is a real page-turner!'
  • Sarah Haywood, age 13 - 'This book was really funny, touching and talked about friendship. Trouble is about a young girl who makes some wrong choices in her life but learns, and a kind boy who wants to forget his past.'
  • Georgina, age 16 - 'A wonderful book that summarises the highs and lows of teenagedom in a hilarious and affecting way.'
  • Ciara McIlvenna, age 16 - 'A poignant and enjoyable insight to the highs and lows of dealing with death and the prospect of new life. I'll be sure to recommend this book to anyone who has lost or gained a loved one.'
  • Rose Heathcote, age 14 - 'Trouble was a very interesting book it brought up some important issues of today.  The author describes all the characters so well you can see them in your head.' .
  • Bluebell Munro - 'This is definitely the best portrayal of teenage pregnancy I have ever read.  It is witty and funny but heartbreakingly human.'
  • Erin Monaf - 'I personally love this book as I’m hoping loads more people will as they read this emotional rollercoaster of a book.' 

Trouble Press Reviews

Teens love to read and a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review Trouble.   You can read their reviews below.

Lola Bridgeman, age 16 - 'well written, smart, funny, bitter sweet and hard to read at times. It is a truly good book, addictive and unforgettable. An amazing debut, I would definately recomend it.' Click Here to read the full review.

Kulsuma Begum, age 16 - 'Trouble is a brilliant and truthful tale about two teenagers finding themselves...From its opening line to its closing pages, it had me hooked. It’s upfront, funny and memorable.' Click Here to read the full review.

Morgan Steigmann, age 14 - 'Bringing a refreshing change to the often cliché topic of teenage pregnancy, the engaging sub-plots that run alongside the main keep the reader intrigued and desperate to find out more.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Jodi Coffman, age 12 - 'I really enjoyed this book which is about a fifteen year old girl, Hannah, who is pregnant and a school friend of hers, Aaron, who offers to be a pretend Dad to the baby. This is a real page-turner!' Click Here to read the full review.

Sarah Haywood, age 13 - 'This book was really funny, touching and talked about friendship. Trouble is about a young girl who makes some wrong choices in her life but learns, and a kind boy who wants to forget his past.' Click Here to read the full review.

Georgina, age 16 - 'A wonderful book that summarises the highs and lows of teenagedom in a hilarious and affecting way.' Click Here to read the full review.

Ciara McIlvenna, age 16 - 'A poignant and enjoyable insight to the highs and lows of dealing with death and the prospect of new life. I'll be sure to recommend this book to anyone who has lost or gained a loved one.' Click Here to read the full review.

Rose Heathcote, age 14 - 'Trouble was a very interesting book it brought up some important issues of today.  The author describes all the characters so well you can see them in your head.' Click Here to read the full review.

Bluebell Munro - 'This is definitely the best portrayal of teenage pregnancy I have ever read.  It is witty and funny but heartbreakingly human.' Click Here to read the full review.

Erin Monaf - 'I personally love this book as I’m hoping loads more people will as they read this emotional rollercoaster of a book.' Click Here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9781406347692
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406347692
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Non Pratt
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: General Fiction, Romance / Relationship Stories
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Non Pratt

Non Pratt grew up in Teesside and now lives in London. Her debut novel, Trouble, was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Branford Boase. It was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has also written Remix and Unboxed and Truth Or Dare.

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