A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

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The heart-rending and inspiring novel from the critically acclaimed author of NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST.How can you have a future if you can't accept your past?Mel Hannigan doesn't have it easy. Mourning the death of her firework of a brother, facing the loss of three friendships that used to mean everything to her and struggling to deal with a condition that even her closest friends don't know about. To protect herself and everyone else, Mel tries to lock away her heart, to live quietly without pain - but also without hope.Until the plight of an old friend, and meeting someone new, shows her that the risk is worth taking, that opening up to life - and who you really are - is what can make everything glorious... And that maybe Mel can discover a tragic kind of wonderful of her very own.A beautiful, captivating story about living with mental illness, and loving - even with a broken heart.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 250g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008147507
  • 9780008147501
  • 113,084

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`Enjoyable, clever and honest. Definitely a must for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Kimi Wright, Waterstones`A heartfelt story, abut the realities of teenage life along with living with bipolar [disorder]' Verity, 15, Lovereading4kids`An intimate and affecting portrait of mental illness helmed by an achingly real protagonist' KirkusPRAISE FOR NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST:`Gorgeous, romantic, heart-rending' Maximum Pop!`Not If I See You First is thoughtful and honest, with characters that made me laugh, cry, and surprised me at every turn. It's a book I'll recommend for years to come.' Kody Keplinger, author of The Duff and co-founder of Disability in KidLitshow more

About Eric Lindstrom

Novelist Eric Lindstrom is a veteran of the interactive entertainment industry. His writing has been nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Videogame Screenplay in Tomb Raider: Legend, and a WGA award for Best Writing in a Videogame for Tomb Raider: Underworld. Not If I See You First was his debut novel.show more

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1,415 ratings
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