YA fiction

Love Hurts

love hurts coverAn anthology of excerpts and short stories on the theme of ‘love against the odds’, featuring my short story TUMBLING.

I’ve just sort of assumed our Venn diagram would be busy in the overlap. Then we’d hold hands, and gradually as we talked the two circles would slide closer and closer to fit exactly on top of one another, like a lid on a tin. Perfect match. Love.

But our interconnections are basically Sherlock and a declared fondness for girlkissing.

I know she likes Galaxy Quest because she quoted Galaxy Quest one time, but then, who hasn’t? What if deep down she likes ponies and death metal and people with non-broken endocrine systems? What if she only dates girls who can eat dairy products while mountaineering?

And even if 444 miles and my exciting medical history are not a dealbreaker –

Can anyone have a relationship based on six episodes of one TV show?

‘If you’re going to buy this anthology, buy it for Tumbling… Susie Day is an author who just gets what it’s like to be a modern teenager’ – Daisy Chain Books and Beauty

‘made me smile endlessly.  I love that the majority of this short story is about one girl obsessing over her first meeting with her crush. Worrying, second-guessing herself. I can completely relate’ – Fluttering Butterflies

‘This one MADE MY DAY and is probably my all-time favourite’ – Barefoot Whispers

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My Invisible Boyfriend

My Invisible Boyfriend15-year-old Heidi is stuck at the boarding school for drop-outs where her parents teach, with only a cake-shop Saturday job to escape to.  She’s always been the new, odd, geeky kid – so when her coupled-up friends assume she’s got a secret boyfriend, she can’t resist going along with the idea.

Enter Gingerbread Ed, a sexy lovemuppet with a motorbike.  He’d be perfect – if only he was real, instead of based on Mycroft Christie, her favourite time-travelling TV detective.  But now her friends are sending him all kinds of revealing messages… Will all those little white lies destroy Heidi’s chance at real romance – and all her real friendships with it?

Every single secondary character comes to life on the page… and I want to be friends with all of them‘ – Wondrous Reads

“one of those books that makes you smile over and over again” – Reading Addict

utterly hilarious and well recommended‘ – Sally Nicholls

Read chapter 1

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Click here for other titles: Girl Meets Cake and My Invisible Boyfriend: US edition

Big Woo: My Not-so-secret Teenage Blog

Big Woo: UK edition

Original UK edition: Big Woo

Resolution #1: Be brilliant and interesting and totally honest on here, daily
Resolution #2: Make new friends due to the brilliant interestingness
Resolution #9: BE HAPPY AGAIN BY APRIL 22ND

April 22nd is when ‘The Incident’ happened, last year. Serafina67 gives herself until then to turn her life around – armed with her new internet identity, Crazy Pete the therapist, and the adorable patchworkboy. But her Dad’s marrying a Monster, her best friend’s not so friendly, and she’s eaten so many comfort Pringles she looks Pringnant.

Serafina67 *urgently requires life*. And you can get anything online, right?

‘The funniest YA book I’ve ever read’Keris Stainton

‘a brilliant and well-balanced exploration of the pros and cons of internet friendship and the type of honesty that it’s easier to show online than in person… *loves this book* Totally lolarious and very highly recommended’ Chicklish

‘Georgia Nicolson fans will adore this hilarious headlong teen-blog’ – Julia Eccleshare

Read Chapter 1

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Click here for other titles: Serafina67 *urgently requires life*: US edition

5 thoughts on “YA fiction

  1. I love this book called Girl Meet Cake and I didnt want it to end please do another book about Heidi and her relationship with Rupert aka tEddy

  2. I really want to read the book My Invisible Boyfriend. I have read the Pea books and my favourite is Pea’s book of birthdays. I prefer your YA fiction now I am a bit older. The character I am most like is Clover because I love acting and even though I am shy I can be a bit dramatic….. I love Alice in Wonderland too and I’m quite mature for my age. 🙂 (like clover)
    Thanks for being so amazing 🙂 Love your books 🙂
    Rosie Xx

    • Hi Rosie – thanks so much for commenting. You do sound a lot like Clover!

      If you’re ready to move on to some ‘older’ books, that’s brilliant – My Invisible Boyfriend has a school musical in the background, and lots of ‘dramatic’ characters. If that’s a bit too ‘teenagery’ for you, you might enjoy The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones too. They are quite different from the Pea books though…

      Hope you can track them down in your local library 🙂
      Best wishes, Susie xx

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