Welcome back to Strandbrook College
When I moved to Strandbrook College, I met Alex and Sarah. They treated me like I was normal. A human being. They actually liked me - though it took a while for me to trust that. I've never told them about my life before I met them. That shame can stay in the past. Weird thing is, they think I'm the strong one. The one with all the answers. The guru.
When I'm offered a part on a TV show, they think it's all my dreams come true. And it is. Except that it'll bring me face-to-face with Rebecca French - and memories I've kept buried. But I've changed. And I'm sure Rebecca has too. Whatever happens, there's no way I'm going to let my past destroy my future.
Praise for the Butterfly Novels - :
Packed with contemporary references (...) the dialogue is sharp (...) the writing tense, and emotion ripples through every page. Deegan nails Alex's caustic teen voice, and leaves the reader rooting for her heroine throughout. Think 90210 with a sprinkling of Dublin grit. This might be the book to get older teens reading again. - Sarah Webb, Irish Independent
This is a gem of a book; intriguing, deep and thoughtful. Alex is a feisty heroine, and her voice rings strong and true. (...) Teenagers - and adults - will adore this book. It kept me up half the night. - Irish Examiner
'Deegan slips into her teenage alter-ego with ease and writes believingly of a generation that is obsessed with the likes of Paris Hilton, Facebook and iPhones. An engaging and emotional read that leaves you wanting more - bring on the second instalment' - RTE Guide
'... deft handling of plot and ... characters' credible responses to their teen emotional crises ... [Denise shows] considerable insight into the minefields of adolescent friendships and knows how to keep the pages turning. - Irish Times
'It's wonderful. (...) I absolutely loved it. I was so engrossed in it that my family started pulling it out of my hands if they wanted my attention. I can't wait to read (And For Your Information...)' - Keris Stainton, author of Jessie Hearts NYC, on Chicklish
Denise Deegan is the bestselling author of four novels and one book of non-fiction. She has been published in Ireland, the UK and Commonwealth, Germany, Holland and Korea. br />
Denise has contributed to short story collections and written regularly in the Irish media. She has given writing workshops for adults and children.
She is the mother of two children.