Publisher: Little Island
Publication Date: 01/02/2012
Large Mammals, Stick Insects and Other Social Misfits
It’s Derry and it’s the Hallowe’en break. And Aimée McCourt Logan’s cross-border exchange partner (yeah, she goes to that kind of school) Caoimhe is coming to visit. More to the point, she’s bringing her dream-god brother Darren with her. Meanwhile, Aimée is trying to keep her co-best friends’ lives on track and she’s implementing a new health and beauty regime (any day now). Armed with her trusty stack of lists, a hot chocolate and the all-powerful Facebook – and with a little hindrance from her cat, Rainbow – nothing is impossible.
This is a hilarious and honest depiction of life as a fifteen-year-old, when virtual friends sometimes seem more important than real ones …
A BBC staff journalist for twenty years, Felicity McCall began the millennium as a full-time writer as well as an occasional broadcaster, arts facilitator and actress. She has published over twelve books that include fiction, non-fiction and drama plus a graphic novel as well as contributing to three anthologies. The co-founder and director of two theatre companies, she has also had a dozen plays staged professionally and has four screenplay credits. Awards include the Tyrone Guthrie for stage and screenplay, and several ACNI SIAP awards; nominations include two Meyer Whitworth and two IPSG for best new play also. Felicity won 'Local Woman' magazine's Woman of the Year in Arts Award for 2011 and lives in Derry.