Girl Friends, my latest YA book, is released 6th May.

In case you missed it, I have a new book released on Friday. Yay!Girl Friends - cover

Called Girl Friends it is, of course, also about boyfriends. It is narrated in the first person present by fifteen year old Courtney who doesn’t expect much from life – which is just as well, as she hasn’t got much. On the other hand, her friend Grace has a burning ambition to be a model and a brand new older boyfriend who says he can help her. Courtney is worried about how this relationship is developing – or is she just jealous? What she doesn’t realise until very late in the day is that Grace is caught up in a gang that exploits young girls. Then it is up to Courtney and new friends to try to rescue her.                       Amazon link:  MyBook.to/GirlFriends

Background:

In the past I have worked with a few girls like Courtney, and their life stories have inspired me. When I wrote the first draft there were a few mentions in the British media about the sexual exploitation of vulnerable girls like Grace, but not a great deal of public interest. Indeed some people regarded these articles as unnecessarily alarmist, and potentially racist. A few years, and some high profile court cases, later we are now aware that the situation is very much worse than those early articles suggested. Should I reflect all this in my book, I wondered, as I started on a second draft. But Girl Friends is, first and foremost, a work of fiction and written to entertain. Essentially it is a story about two friends and how, despite their various problems and diverging paths, the bond between the two girls holds firm.

Girl Friends is now available on Amazon as an e-book or in print. I hope you are tempted to buy it, read it, and enjoy it! Oh, and reviews and feedback are always welcome.

Amazon Link: MyBook.to/GirlFriends

 

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