Barrington Stoke, which publishes books that are accessible for struggling readers, has acquired a novella by author Non Pratt.
Unboxed is about four teenagers who come together after several months apart. In previous years, they had put together a time capsule about their best summer with a friend who was dying. Now that their friend has passed, they reunite to open the box.
Barrington Stoke editor Emma Baker acquired the world rights from Jane Finigan of Lutyens & Rubinstein and will publish the title on 15th August.
Pratt adds: “Stories matter to me because they give a window into other people’s lives – how they think and feel – and Barrington Stoke is a publisher that ensures those windows are wide enough to admit everyone. For years I’ve 'fangirled' over their list, promoted books to parents at the school gate and handsold copies to strangers in shops, so it is ridiculously exciting that they’re actually letting me write one.”
Unboxed will be published in paperback, priced at £6.99.
Pratt is also the author of two teen novels for Walker Books: Trouble, which was shortlisted for the Bookseller’s YA Book Prize 2015, and Remix.