Careless: The hottest fiction debut of 2021 and 'the literary equivalent of gold dust'! (Paperback)Kirsty Capes (author)
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Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
I am so proud of my super-talented former student, Kirsty Capes. I'm so impressed with how her writing has flourished with the cracking characters and energetic prose of her fantastic debut novel * BERNARDINE EVARISTO *
Moving and beautifully-written * LIBBY PAGE *
Vivid, bold and beautifully observed * ABBIE GREAVES *
A story of every day, that is never told * ANSTEY HARRIS *
Real, raw, heart-wrenching and so wonderfully written * JESSICA RYN *
Heroic and powerful, but also tender; this is such an important novel * CHARLOTTE MENDELSON *
So good I'm lying in a tepid bath because my 15 minutes reading turned into 45. What a voice! * AMY BEASHEL *
Elegant and empathic [...] a portrait of how it feels to be young, brazen and terrified * JESSICA MOOR *
I felt this book in my gut! It's funny, it's emotional, and at times definitely heartbreaking, but Bess is a hero you can believe in * JENDELLA BENSON *
It's not often that life in care is talked about, which is just one of the reasons we love this book * COSMOPOLITAN *
Careless stands out, a coming-of-age novel that draw's on the author's own experience of growing up in care * DAILY MAIL *
With a funny and flawed heroine, this is a book that deserves to be a huge hit * STYLIST *
Bess's narration is neither bitter nor self-pitying. Rather, her pragmatism, and humour, make her a compelling protagonist * BBC *
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