Publication Date: 03/08/2023 ISBN: 9781915071422 Category:

Grapefruit Moon

Shirley-Anne McMillan

Publisher: Little Island
Publication Date: 03/08/2023 ISBN: 9781915071422 Category:
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Wealthy, popular Charlotte and quiet, working class Drew couldn’t be more different, but both face a common enemy at Cooke’s Academy in the form of the Stewards – an elite group of students whose power to manipulate school culture is feared by pupils and teachers alike. Drew, a newcomer to Cooke’s, must navigate the strict codes of masculinity laid down by the Stewards in order to have a hope of moving on to university, while Charlotte dreams of speaking freely about the constraints and abuses of the culture which is propelling her towards a life she’s not sure she wants. Through drag art and poetry the unlikely pair follow a dangerous trajectory which will lead them closer to one another and further away from the paths laid out for them.

Publisher Review

"Emotional, gripping, and so, so real." * Louise Finch, author of The Eternal Return of Clara Hart * "Shirley-Anne McMillan's writing is bold, brave and full of integrity. Grapefruit Moon is an up-to-the-minute, but also timeless coming-of-age story - heartfelt, gutsy and complex." -- Sheena Wilkinson, author of Hope against Hope "Real. Gritty. Heart-wrenching. Thought-provoking." * Sue Divin, author of Guard Your Heart and Truth Be Told *

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