Liz Kessler | 'I don’t like conflict. There’s no part of me that wants controversy from this book'

Liz Kessler | 'I don’t like conflict. There’s no part of me that wants controversy from this book'

Liz Kessler, author of the much loved Emily Windsnap middle-grade novels, is to show herself in a new light this spring, with publication of her first YA story, Read Me Like a Book.

It is a world away from the Windsnap tales—fantasies about a little girl who is half-mermaid. Instead it’s a contemporary story about a fairly typical, sparky 17-year-old, Ashleigh, muddling her way through many of the common teenage issues—first-date nerves, exam pressures, parent troubles. Her rather lacklustre school life takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of an inspirational English teacher who reall...

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