All About Mia

All About Mia

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One family, three sisters. GRACE, the oldest: straight-A student.AUDREY, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion. And MIA, the mess in the middle. Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends - not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers. When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves. But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control - boozing, boys and bad behaviour - and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 38mm | 480g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 191098910X
  • 9781910989104
  • 721,226

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PRAISE FOR THE ART OF BEING NORMAL: "A life-changing and life-saving book" - Philip Pullman; "A sensational, heart-warming and life-affirming debut. Lisa Williamson writes witty, charming characters you can't help but root for." - Juno Dawson; "Impressive and affecting" - Guardian; "Passionate and gripping...a powerful tale of a transgender teenager's struggle with identity " - Telegraph; "I can't recommend it highly enough. Everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - should read this incredible book." - Cat Clarke; PRAISE FOR ALL ABOUT MIA: "An absorbing, hilarious investigation of sibling dynamics." - The Guardian; "Never deviating from Mia's voice, Williamson skillfully shows that her sarcasm and self-centredness are not so much marks of confidence as insecurity... this zingy rites of passage novel is filled with warmth and insight." - The Financial Times; "Mia is a chaotic, charming character and one of the most irresistible teenage voices I've read in a long time." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller; "Complex but believable family dynamics, and a rocky road to self-knowledge, can also be found in Lisa Williamson's witty and touching portrait of an embittered, sarky middle child and her apparently high-achieving siblings. All About Mia gets the reader on Team Mia even while we long to halt her inner self-destructive express train." - The Guardian; "An authentic, compelling and relatable read about a girl who's never felt quite good enough." - Irish Times
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About Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson was born and grew up in Nottingham. Following a degree in drama, she worked as an actor for over a decade before writing her debut novel, The Art of Being Normal. Lisa loves writing about characters who are different from her and Mia Campbell-Richardson definitely fits the bill. She's everything Lisa wasn't at 16 - loud, daring and uber confident. With no idea what's she's doing or where she's heading, she's the sort of girl who doesn't usually get to be at the centre of the story. This is exactly why Lisa wanted to take the time to get to know her and figure out what's really going on behind the big hair and fiery attitude. When she's not writing, Lisa likes long walks, long talks, dessert of all kinds, good books and bad TV. She lives in East London.
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1,247 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 25% (310)
4 40% (495)
3 27% (334)
2 7% (84)
1 2% (24)
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