In the worst times you find out who your friends are
Pretty, popular, Eva is like any other sixteen-year-old. That is until her Dad dies and suddenly her whole world seems to be falling apart. The only person she can really talk to is Zac, the new guy in school, who somehow always seems to know the right thing to say.
But cute, scruffy, guitar-mad, Zac has his own problems. To his buddies down the golf club, Zac's father is an all-round nice guy, but at home Zac and his mother see a different side.
When Eva starts dating Killian Laine, resident rubgy hero, Zac realises that he feels more than just friendship for Eva, but can only watch from a distance as Eva and Killian become the new 'hot' couple in the gang.
When Killian tries to pressure Eva into something she isn't ready for and she refuses to do what he wants, he soon shows his true colours. Eva quickly realises that true friends allow you to be yourself and that true love doesn't come with conditions . . .
'An accomplished debut novel that will be thoroughly enjoyed by tennagers while the rest of us can enjoy the innocence, although some less clued-in parents may find it a bit of an eye-opener' - Irish Independent
'A love story for the text generation' - Irish Examiner
'Ireland's newest publishing sensation' - Irish Daily Mail
'Reads like the love child between Cecelia Ahern and Ross O'Carroll Kelly' - Irish Independent
'A love story for Generation Text' - The Irish Times
Owes much to Judy Blume... but while Blume produced hers as an adult, Ruth Gilligan at 18 is still a teen herself. Arguably this results in a greater understanding of her young characters... - Metro
'An old-fashioned teenage romance' - Sunday Tribune/Sunday Times
'a romantic, witty tale' - RTE Guide
Ruth Gilligan is seventeen years old and live in Dublin. She has been attending St. Andrew's College since the age of five and will sit her Leaving Certificate in June 2006.
Ruth has acted in various plays, short films and adverts, but her biggest role to date was as 'Laura' in Ireland's national soap opera Fair City.
Along with acting, Ruth has won numerous poetry and essay competitions and has been playing the piano from the age of six. She likes to write and record her own songs, some of which feature in her first novel Forget.