‘Grief becomes something oddly beautiful – and beautifully odd’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
‘Rewarding and touching’ Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Our exceptional new YA title Ready to Fall is out now and we couldn’t be more thrilled – and we have an exclusive extract here just for you!
Following the death of his mother, Max Friedman comes to believe that he is sharing his brain with a tumour. As he becomes focused on controlling the malignant tenant, he starts to lose touch with his friends and family, and with reality itself – so Max’s father sends him off to the artsy Baldwin School to regain his footing.
Soon, Max has joined a group of theatre misfits in a steam-punk production of Hamlet. He befriends Fish, a girl with pink hair and a troubled past, and The Monk, a boy who refuses to let go of the things he loves. Max starts to feel happy, and the ghosts of his past seem to be gone for ever.
But the tumour is always lurking in the wings – until one night it knocks him down, and Max is forced to face the truth.
Read an extract here.
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