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  • Hedda discovers she's pregnant, but surely she's too young?
  • She can do it if she takes one day at a time..
  • A heartbreaking and hopeful debut

Synopsis

'Is there anything that's concerning you?' Felicity says. 'College, home, boyfriends?' Though she's more or less smiling at this last one. I don't smile. Instead, I feel my face go hot. Silence stretches as wide as an ocean. When I look up, Felicity has this expression on her face like she's just seen Elvis. Slowly, she leans forward and in a gentle voice I've never heard her use before she says, 'Have you done a pregnancy test?' When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn't believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don't add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She's even given her eating disorder a name - Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 16 weeks, 112 days, 336 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time ...Heartbreaking and hopeful by turns, Karen Gregory's debut novel is a story of love, heartache and human resilience. And how the things that matter most can't be counted. Perfect for fans of Lisa Williamson, Non Pratt and Sarah Crossan.

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Book details

Author
Karen Gregory (1)
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing (+1000)
Language
English
Age
12+ years
First edition
2017
Categories
the family, human relations, family stories, fiction, people and society, stories

Editions

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Paperback / softback

Countless
Year
2017
Format
Paperback / softback
Pages
384
Size
129 x 198 mm.
ISBN
9781408882504

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