A fantastic, genuine teen portrayal from Chris Higgins - telling you straight!
Jess seems to have it all. She has a gorgeous boyfriend, Muggs, landed the lead in the school play and her best friend Ali will always stick by her. She even gets on well with her older sister!
Then her mum is diagnosed with breast cancer and Jess's world is turned upside down. No one seems to understand what she's going through. Muggs is too busy with the play, her dad is never around to talk to and all of a sudden Ali is avoiding her. Jess soon starts to realise that maybe having it all isn't what really matters and maybe the people you thought you could depend on aren't the ones to trust.
A fantastic and touching debut from Chris Higgins, undoubtedly a new talent who identifies exactly where teenagers are coming from.
This is a wonderful book filled with unique and insightful moments that remind us all how to be brave and surpass our boundaries. - Hackwriters
Before writing her first novel, Chris taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools. She also worked at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Land's End, but now writes full-time.
Chris has won a number of awards including Young Minds, the Lancashire Book Award, the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award, the KYBA, and she has been shortlisted twice for Queen of Teen.
She lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband.