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TheSummer We Turned Green

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We will all be looking for a slice of escapism and lots of laughs come summer 2021 - this will be... Read More

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We will all be looking for a slice of escapism and lots of laughs come summer 2021 - this will be next summer's funny, generous-hearted, must-have holiday read for teenagersWilliam's first funny novel for teens - The Gifted, the Talented and Me - was the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year for 2019 and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020The climate crisis is of pressing concern to young readers - this story focuses on the importance of the topic with a kind, satirical eyeWilliam Sutcliffe is the author of thirteen novels, including the international bestseller Are You Experienced? and The Wall, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He has written for adults, young adults and children, and has been translated into 28 languages. His 2008 novel Whatever Makes You Happy is now a Netflix Original film starring Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett. It was released under the title Otherhood. His first funny novel for teenagers, The Gifted, the Talented and Me, was described by The Times as 'dangerously funny' and by the Guardian as 'refreshingly hilarious'. It was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020 and was the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year 2019.A fresh, funny, heartfelt look at this generation's must-win battle: one earth, one chance. It's the summer holidays, and thirteen-year-old Luke's life has been turned upside down. First his older sister Rose moved 'across the road', where a community of climate rebels is protesting the planned airport expansion. Then his dad followed her. Dad only went to get Rose back, but now he's out there building totem poles, wearing sandals and drinking mead (whatever that is) with the best of them. Can Luke save his family when all they want to do is save the planet? ________________________ 'Hilarious, acutely observed and deeply felt, Sutcliffe's new novel is part biting satire on nimbyism and adult complacency, part impassioned call: take action now, before it's too late.' GUARDIAN 'This is the perfect book to inspire action against the climate crisis and to lift your spirits.' SCOTSMAN 'A heartfelt, well-observed, gripping family drama, as well as a call to arms.' SUNDAY TIMES Children's Book of the WeekA warm, witty comedy about the unlikeliest of eco-warriors, from William Sutcliffe, bestselling author of Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year The Gifted, the Talented and MeThis is the perfect book to inspire action against the climate crisis and to lift your spirits.William Sutcliffe's latest hilarious read for teens . resists talking down to its readers as it tackles climate change and environmental protests . The questions posed by this smart, entertaining page-turner are the big ones for our ageHilarious, acutely observed and deeply felt, Sutcliffe's new novel is part biting satire on nimbyism and adult complacency, part impassioned call: take action now, before it's too late.Warm, funny and very topical.This tale of rebel climate protestors is an engrossing and relatable emotional rollercoaster, full of drama and vividly written.This very funny, topical tale is the perfect stage for Sutcliffe's witty and sharply observed dissection of adolescence and the cringe-making behaviour of parents and siblings.A heartfelt, well-observed, gripping family drama, as well as a call to arms.Inspiring, funny and warm-hearted comedy. Filled with passion for our planet and the youthful energy of a generation who genuinely want to make a difference, The Summer We Turned Green is an essential read for teenagers and adults alike.Glorious fun, hugely moving, inspiring and massively entertainingA fresh and funny social comedy with a big heart"[The Summer We Turned Green] is funny and moving and the characters are convincing. Older teenagers will enjoy the wry humour and adults will appreciate the social satire on adult relationshipsWilliam Sutcliffe, who made us laugh until we wept with The Gifted, the Talented & Me, has applied his gentle humour and acute observations to this generation's battle to save the Earth to hilarious and meaningful effectThis tale of rebel climate protestors is an engrossing and relatable emotional rollercoaster, full of drama and vividly writtenDangerously funny . Sutcliffe is gifted and talented. I hope the prizes flood inSo, so funny and recognisable - I immediately forced it on my 14-year-oldWhat a wonderful book! It made me chortle, and I never chortle. So, so refreshing and charming and believable. I loved this bookThe Gifted, the Talented and Me made me cry with laughter. A comic novel like this is a gift to the nation, and Will Sutcliffe's teenage Sam, struggling to adapt as his family moves to privileged, pretentious Hampstead and enrols him in a progressive London school is the best book he has written for a decade. He, David Nicholls and Joe Dunthorne are part of a tradition that goes back to PG Wodehouse, and which has never been more needed by readers young and old

Product Details

Title: TheSummer We Turned Green
Author: William Sutcliffe
SKU: BK0453608
EAN: 9781526632852

About Author

William Sutcliffe is the author of twelve novels, including the international bestseller Are You Experienced? and The Wall, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He has written for adults, young adults and children, and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. His 2008 novel Whatever Makes You Happy is now a Netflix Original film starring Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman and Angela Bassett. It was released in August 2019 under the title Otherhood. His latest novel, The Gifted, The Talented and Me, was described by The Times as 'dangerously funny' and by the Guardian as 'refreshingly hilarious'.

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