Kadie believes that all she’s got in the world apart from the rules—don’t count on anyone, always act, be prepared to lose everything—is a knife called Emerson. But Lips gives her the courage to jettison the rules for friendship and love. Slowly, she lets go of Emerson.
‘I was sucked in by the quality of the writing, the ear for dialogue and a complex character who, on the surface, could seem unlikeable or self-pitying, but is compelling and makes you route for her.’ – Patrice Lawrence, author of Orange Boy
Rebecca Henry won our competition for a YA novel with an urban feel judged by Patrice Lawrence.
Rebecca has been writing since she was nine years old, when she opted to write a story about her Action Man in order to get time on the computer. She is studying Creative Writing at the Open University, while working as a librarian in a secondary school. When not trying to be a stereotypical librarian, writing, or studying, she enjoys reading, drawing cartoons, playing the violin and training calisthenics alongside capoeira (a Brazilian martial art). She has no pets, but in an ideal world wouldn't mind a horse.