No Filter (Paperback)

By Orlagh Collins

Bloomsbury YA, 9781681199757, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

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Hardcover (3/6/2018)

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Anyone who follows Emerald on her social media accounts only sees a perfect life--her loving, wealthy family, tight-knit group of friends, and devoted internet following. But the truth hides behind the scenes of her perfectly framed, filtered photos. . . Emerald's family is far from happy, and when she finds her mom unconscious on the bathroom floor, she can no longer keep it a secret.

Sent to stay with her grandmother in an isolated beach town with spotty wi-fi while her mother recovers and her father works non-stop, Emerald fears the long, lonely summer ahead of her. Then she meets Liam, an aspiring songwriter with his own troubles, and neither of them can deny their connection. But with secrets and lies all that they're used to, can they really fall for each other--brave and true--with no filter?

About the Author

Orlagh Collins is the author of All the Invisible Things. Born in Dublin, she left Ireland after university to break into the film industry in London, and worked on productions such as Calendar Girls, Ali G, and Separate Lies before taking over as head of physical production at Pathe´ Films. While at Pathe´ she supervised production on the Academy Award-winning movie The Queen and a host of others. She co-produced the BIFA Award-winning documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten and Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning. Orlagh lives in Somerset, England, with her husband and their two children.

Praise For No Filter

“The realistic, respectful, and sweet relationship that develops is sure to appeal to romance fans . . . A satisfying and romantic debut.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Both a coming-of-age story and a romance, this novel weaves together issues of suicide, poverty, unrequited dreams, betrayal, and bullying . . . An unpretentious and enjoyable tale set against the unique backdrop of the Northern Irish coast.” —School Library Journal

“Collins's voices and setting are vivid and fresh, the teens' relationship is engaging, and Liam is a particularly sensitive and devoted love interest. As Emerald watches her friends' lives go on without her online, her visceral sense of pain and loss (and FOMO, really) will resonate with many readers.” —Publishers Weekly

“[Collins'] visual sense is evident.” —VOYA