'FABULOUS, HOPEFUL, IMPORTANT' - Emma Carroll
A beautiful and uplifting story from L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, about how to make your own place when the world doesn't think you fit anywhere. For fans of Me, My Dad and The End of The Rainbow.
Jamie Rambeau is a happy 11-year-old non-binary kid who likes nothing better than hanging out with their two best friends Daisy and Ash. But when the trio find out that in Year Seven they will be separated into one school for boys and another for girls, their friendship suddenly seems at risk. And when Jamie realises no one has thought about where they are going to go, they decide to take matters into their own hands, and sort it all out once and for all.
As the friends' efforts to raise awareness eventually become a rooftop protest against the binary rules for the local schools, Jamie realises that if they don't figure out a way forwards, they might be at risk of losing both their friends forever...
L.D. Lapinski lives just outside Sherwood Forest with their family, a lot of books, and a cat called Hector. They are the author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency trilogy, and the upcoming standalone Jamie.
When they aren't writing, L.D. can be found cosplaying, drinking a lot of cherry cola, and taking care of a forest of succulent plants. L.D. first wrote a book aged seven; it was made of lined paper and Sellotape, and it was about a frog who owned an aeroplane. When L.D. grows up, they want to be a free-range guinea pig farmer.
You can find them on Twitter @ldlapinski or at ldlapinski.com
|Hachette Children's Group