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Not My Problem

By Ciara Smyth

Sex Education with an Irish LGBT heroine: Aideen can fix anyone's problem - just not her own

When Aideen agrees to help ambitious class swot Maebh Kowalska deal with her crazy workload, she doesn’t expect to end up reluctantly pushing Maebh down the stairs. With this, Aideen becomes the school ‘fixer’: any problem a student has, Aideen will sort it out, from stealing confiscated mobiles to breaking into parties. All she asks for is a favour in return. But Aideen’s own life is a mess – her mam’s drinking again, her BFF Holly is avoiding her and she’s skipping school. Spending more time with the uptight (but annoyingly cute) Maebh and chatterbox Kavi, Aideen starts to wonder: can every problem be solved?

  • An outrageously funny YA with a lesbian main character who fixes students ' problems at her Irish school - it's Derry Girls meets Sex Education
  • Ciara Smyth's debut novel, The Falling in Love Montage, has published to rave reviews and enthusiastic social media chatter
  • Praise for The Falling in Love Montage: 'An outrageously comic, moving debut' Guardian

About the author

Ciara Smyth studied drama, teaching and then social work at university. She thought she didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. She became a writer so she wouldn’t have to grow up. She enjoys jigging (verb: to complete a jigsaw), playing the violin badly, and having serious conversations with her pets. Ciara has lived in Belfast for over ten years and still doesn’t really know her way around.

ISBN: 9781839130854
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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