A commercial coming-of-age story for tweens exploring identity, family and self-acceptance, from award-winning author Sarah Hagger-Holt.
Thirteen-year-old Aidan can’t breathe in his crowded family home. Running is his only respite from four loud sisters and involved, touchy-feely parents. Then his mum makes an announcement: she’s having another baby. Only, this time it’s not for her; she will be a surrogate for gay couple Justin and Atif.
Aidan is incensed. As if his family wasn’t embarrassing – or big – enough already. But he’s also scared. Aidan thinks he might be gay, and he’s really struggling to accept this possibility. What if being around Justin and Atif means that he has to come out before he’s ready?
If only he were just like everyone else.
Praise for Sarah Hagger-Holt:
Winner of the Little Rebels Award
Twice-nominated for the Carnegie Medal
“Gentle and compassionate” The Times Literary Supplement
“A fantastic book – I absolutely loved it!” L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency
“Warm, funny and believable” The Guardian