Cuts Both Ways (Paperback)
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Cuts Both Ways (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 04/08/2022
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Uprooted from her beloved London to a sleepy English town and a private school, Cynthia finds herself in the midst of a mega-awkward love triangle in the hilarious and heartwarming YA debut from the author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother.

A sharp and funny YA love story that explores themes of race, class and the complexities of growing up as a black British teen, from Sunday Times best-selling author Candice Brathwaite, author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother.

London is all Cynthia knows, so when her parents abruptly uproot the family after a traumatic incident, to a place where there is only one bus an hour and the faint smell of horse manure continuously permeates the air, it's a culture shock, to say the least. As is transitioning to a private school.

At her new school, Cynthia is one of the only black students. Goofy Thomas, her white lab partner, immediately takes her under his wing. He's kind and sweet, and her parents are pleased - someone like Thomas will be good for her 'future prospects'.

As much as Cynthia likes Thomas though, she can't help noticing Isaac, the only other black student in her year. He is aloof and doesn't seem to like her, but there's something about him she cannot quite get enough of...

But when it turns out both boys have been keeping secrets from her, secrets that link back to the life Cynthia thought she had left behind in London, she realises that not everything is as it seems.

Will Cynthia be able to forgive the lies and follow her heart?

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781786541833
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 192 x 126 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Emotional, page-turning and beautiful, I loved this book. Candice has created such a relatable character in Cynthia, who you can't help but root for. CUT BOTH WAYS is a breathtaking YA love story that everyone needs to read. - Sara Jafari, author of THE MISMATCH

Funny and heart-warming ... Brathwaite tackles big themes with a deft touch - Stylist

This book handles serious and pertinent themes like knife crime and grief in Brathwaite's signature, compelling style ... her writing is so good you don't want to put it down until you've read it cover to cover. - The Independent

Deftly tackles big issues with humour and heart - i newspaper

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“An authentic exploration of race, class, and trauma”

Cuts Both Ways tells the story of Cynthia—a 16-year-old from North London—who just moved to Buckinghamshire with her parents following the tragic loss of her brother. What is meant to be a fresh start for Cynthia... More

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“Fabulous YA novel, perfect for summer reading”

I’m a big CB fan so was excited to read her first foray into fiction. I was not disappointed! Auntie Candace can write!! I loved this novel; the characters came quickly to life, the threads holding the characters... More

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