All About Mia (Hardcover)

By Lisa Williamson

David Fickling Books, 9781338163971, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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"That girl is such a mess." "Why can't she be like her sisters?"Blah, blah, blah. That's all Mia Campbell-Richardson ever hears. From her parents, her teachers, and her never-do-wrong older sister, Grace.So what if she parties too hard and studies too little? Who cares if she tends to end up with the wrong guys or says the wrong things at the wrong times? She's still a good friend (except when she isn't). And she still knows the way things should go (except when they don't).When Grace comes home with shocking news, Mia hopes that it's finally Grace's turn to get into trouble. But instead it's Mia whose life spirals out of control.So if you've ever said something you later regretted (likely), accidentally broken a friend's heart (possibly), or ruined a wedding in spectacular fashion (hopefully you haven't), All About Mia will make you laugh, cry, cry-laugh, and laugh-cry in recognition that life is sometimes most entertaining when it's at its most unfair.

About the Author

Lisa Williamson was born and grew up in Nottingham. She studied drama at Middlesex University and since graduating has worked as an actor on stage and TV. Between acting jobs Lisa temped in offices across London, typing stories when no one was looking, one of which eventually became her debut novel The Art of Being Normal. Lisa now lives in North London with her boyfriend.

Praise For All About Mia

Advance Praise for All About Mia:

"Mia is a chaotic, charming character and one of the most irresistible teenage voices I've read in a long time." -- The Bookseller

Praise for The Art of Being Normal:

Winner of the Waterstones Best Older Fiction Children's Book Prize

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal

"A life-changing and life-saving book." -- Philip Pullman

"A sensational, heart-warming and life-affirming debut. Lisa Williamson writes witty, charming characters you can't help but root for." -- Juno Dawson

"A fresh perspective in contemporary LGBTQ drama... A wonderful addition to any teen collection." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

"An important addition to collections for its first-person perspectives on the experiences and inner lives of transgender teens." -- School Library Journal

"A welcome, needed novel." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Memorable and thought-provoking." -- The Guardian (UK)