YA Book Prize 2019 Shortlisted

Big Bones by Laura Dockrill

Big Bones

Laura Dockrill

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It's a food diary. I have to tell the truth. That's the point.

Bluebelle - aka BB, aka Big Bones - is a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she's perfectly happy, thank you, and getting on with her life and in love with food.

Then a tragedy in the family forces BB to find a new relationship with her body and herself. . .

Tuck in for best mates, belly laughs, boys and the best Bakewell tart.

Laura Dockrill is an author, illustrator and performance poet. She grew up in Brixton and attended the Brit School and still lives in London. She is author of CILIP Carnegie Medal nominated YA novel Lorali and its sequel Aurabel, as well as the Darcy Burdock series for younger readers, which was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Other books include Echoes, a collection of poems and short stories and a number of adult poetry collections. Her debut children’s poetry collection, My Mum’s Growing Down, was published in August 2017 by Faber & Faber. She curated The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition at the Southbank Centre and loves to visit schools and festivals and meet young readers. Laura has appeared on Blue Peter and CBeebies and is a frequent poet performer at festivals. Find her on Twitter at @LauraDockrill.