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Everybody Hurts

Joanna Nadin, Anthony Mcgowan

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

The first co-authored YA by much-loved authors Joanna Nadin and Anthony McGowan. EVERYBODY HURTS is what THE FAULT IN OUR STARS might have looked like if it had all started on a wet Friday afternoon in March against the Dettol-scented backdrop of a hospital canteen in Leeds . . .

MORE HOPE. MORE HEART . . . MORE FOOL YOU.

Matt and Sophia live in the same city, but they come from opposite sides of the track. By rights they should never have met. They definitely should never have fallen in love at first sight, of all cliches.

But, to their great surprise, they do. That's the easy part. It's what to do next that they struggle with.

Friends, family and circumstance are mostly against them. They betray themselves; then they betray each other. And in the end they learn, the hard way, what it takes for love to survive.

It's true what they say. Everybody hurts sometimes. But sometimes, too, the pain is worth it.

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Joanna Nadin

Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joe All Alone was nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. She writes the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.