Too Close to Home

By Aoife Walsh

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. A beautifully warm and witty novel about the pain of being from a large and very complicated family.

Meet Minny: her life is a complicated whirlwind of unbearable PE lessons, annoying friends and impossible-to-live-with siblings. Minny is desperate for some space in a house spilling over with family and hangers-on. She has to contend with her autistic sister Aisling's school bullies, whilst trying to keep her self-absorbed BFF Penny happy, and look normal in front of new boy Franklin. And on top of this, now Dad has announced that he’s returning to London – with his new girlfriend. Secrets, lies and home truths will out, frying pans will be burnt, and arguments will flare up in a story full of humour, honesty and minor household emergencies.

  • For fans of classic young teen fiction such as I Capture the Castle as well as Hilary McKay, Judy Blume and Jenny Valentine
  • Combines heartbreaking drama with humour and truthful observation in a modern coming-of-age story
  • Praise for Aoife’s first book, Look After Me: ‘Enormously engaging, funny, and thought-provoking’ Booktrust; ‘A delightful and moving story’ Clare Maltby, ‘Booksellers’ Choice’, The Bookseller

About the author

Aoife Walsh lives in Oxford with her husband and three children. She quite likes cooking, and quizzes when she knows the answers, and reading, and excellent American television. And cakes and fine wines.

ISBN: 9781783443000
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 2, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 368pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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