Proud of Me (Paperback)
  • Proud of Me (Paperback)

Proud of Me (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 04/02/2021
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Waterstones Says

Sensitive and engrossing, the second children’s novel from the author of Nothing Ever Happens Here centres on a pair of twins navigating big decisions about their families, feelings and identities. 

An accessible child-centred story about self-acceptance and the importance of opening up to those closest to you. Becky and Josh are almost-twins, with two mums and the same anonymous donor dad. Josh can't wait until he's eighteen, the legal age when he can finally contact his donor, and he'll do anything to find out more - even if it involves lying. Becky can't stop thinking about her new friend, Carli. Could her feelings for Carli be a sign of something more? Becky and Josh both want their parents to be proud of them...but right now, they're struggling to even accept themselves. Praise for Sarah Hagger-Holt's debut, Nothing Ever Happens Here "A barrier-breaking, empathy-inducing story for all." LoveReading4Kids "I can't wait for kids to read it - it's a book a lot of people need right now." Jay Hulme, award-winning poet "Compassionate and sweet and full of people trying their best. Highly recommended." Robin Stevens "Pitch perfect as far as I'm concerned. I wish there'd been books like this in my day." Christine Burns MBE, British Political Activist

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474966245
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 137 x 20 mm

Warm, funny and believable, this coming-of-age story is thought-provoking without ever sacrificing plot to "issues". * The Guardian *
A fantastic book - I absolutely loved it! * L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency *
Proud of Me glows with the importance of openness, honesty and support from friends and family, which is an excellent message for children to take away. * Just Imagine *
This beautifully written middle grade book is perfect for children who are just starting secondary school, when friendships and relationships with parents can change and feel a bit more complicated. * BookTrust *

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“A great LGBTQ+ teen read”

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Proud Of Me is a great contemporary teen read. It follows siblings Becky and Josh as they navigate their lives at school and home, where their mums are unaware of all... More

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“Wonderfully Progressive”

Proud of Me is one of those wonderfully progressive middle grade books that introduces lots of important themes in a gentle way. There are so many aspects to this story, Becky and Josh both dealing with the... More

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Amy Rehbein

“A stunning read!”

Sarah Hagger-Holt is an author that has been on my radar ever since I read her debut Nothing Ever Happens Here last year. I adored that book and I’ve been impatiently waiting for Sarah’s next book ever since. So, you... More

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