Finding Phoebe (Paperback)
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Finding Phoebe (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 03/08/2023
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'Totally enchanting, warm and funny' Ciara Smyth, author of Not My Problem

‘Neurodiversity has a voice, and it’s witty and uplifting and enlightening all at once’ Jasper Fforde, author of The Eyre Affair

'A lovely book' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award

Phoebe is autistic. She prefers to stay in her comfort zone: walking her dog, writing fantasy fiction, surviving school with as few incidents as possible.

When her best (and only) friend rebels and gets a secret boyfriend, Phoebe reluctantly agrees to cover for her. Before long, Phoebe’s dealing with all sorts of things she’d rather not, like deception, fashionable jackets, and the bewildering politics of the school chess club. Breaking the rules has never been Phoebe’s thing, but as events take a seriously unexpected turn, she realises there’s more to her than she ever imagined . . .

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781839133312
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Phoebe’s distinctive voice – filled with both yearning and intelligent analysis – is the great strength of this novel and is one of the finest examples I’ve encountered in YA fiction of depicting neurodiversity as genuine difference, rather than as disability or superpower… This is an utterly gorgeous book" - Claire Hennessy, Irish Times

"A uniquely funny, poignant and delightful coming-of-age story" - Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian

"A beautifully crafted character study and a compelling and very funny friendship story" - Irish Independent

"Neurodiversity has a voice, and it's witty and uplifting and enlightening all at once" - Jasper Fforde

"A lovely book" - Graeme Simsion

"Totally enchanting, it’s warm and funny with such a kind heart, just like Phoebe who is a wonderfully charming character to spend time with" - Ciara Smyth

"A humdinger of a story packed with infectious humour and heart, Finding Phoebe is reading for pleasure at its absolute best" - Jessica Scott-Whyte

"A lovely story with a compelling and unique protagonist. Extence tackles a subject that has almost become taboo these days and deserves to see the light in YA fiction" - Susin Nielsen

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“Neuro-diverse coming of age”

The beautifully told story of a young autistic girl, Phoebe, meeting the world head on and coming of age. Phoebe prefers her own company as it avoids awkward transactions with the wider world but she challenges... More

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“Heart warming”

This book is so captivating. The perfect book for teenagers, and adults as well. Being a teenager growing up is difficult, being autistic adds so many difficulties. Importantly having a friend you can share things... More

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“A must read for the neurodiverse”

“I’m glad you’re not normal. You’re perfect the way you are… you just accept me as I am and don’t ask for anything more”

Finding Phoebe is a heartwarming book about an autistic girl, trying to navigate the perils... More

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