Some summers will never be forgotten.
The exams are finally over, the sun is shining and celebration is in the air. For twins Chloe and Alex the future looks bright, if a bit uncertain. But turbulence is not far from the horizon.
It begins when Alex is in a car crash on the way home from a drinking binge with friends. Miraculously he escapes with just cuts and bruises, but the driver's life hangs in the balance. Alex tells himself it's only a matter of time before his friend 'wakes up', but his free and easy ways are put to the ultimate test over the dramatic weeks to follow.
For Chloe, insecurities begin chip away at the edges of her 'balanced' world: her relationship with Sam, her drama school chances, her weight. Her friends are worried that she's getting too thin. But thin is not what Chloe sees when she looks in the mirror.
A holiday to Ayia Napa with the gang promises to be the escape everyone needs, the ideal bridge between school and real life. But as the party rages on, Alex and Chloe realise that there are some things that you can t escape from - as they struggle to find the somewhere at the other side of somewhere in between.
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
Born and raised in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Having spent almost twelve years in the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School, 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's passions include music and of course writing. After graduating with First Class Honours from Cambridge University, Ruth is currently studying in Yale University.