Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

By Siobhan Curham

An uplifting story of friendship, unity and hope that highlights the important and topical issues surrounding young carers and young refugees.

Fourteen-year-old Stevie lives in Lewes with her beloved vinyl collection, her mum ... and her mum's depression. When Stevie's mum's disability benefits are cut, Stevie and her mother are plunged into a life of poverty. But irrepressible Stevie is determined not to be beaten and she takes inspiration from the lyrics of her father's 1980s record collection and dreams of a life as a musician. Then she meets Hafiz, a talented footballer and a Syrian refugee. Hafiz's parents gave their life savings to buy Hafiz a safe passage to Europe; his journey has been anything but easy. Then he meets Stevie... As Stevie and Hafiz's friendship grows, they encourage each other to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406379235
  • Published: 02 Aug 2018
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 352

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Customer reviews


'“I was stunned into silence at the beauty of this book!”'

'“I absolutely loved every page.”' Fallen Star Stories

'‘A sincere and heartfelt book, Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow deals with the difficult and timely issues of racism, the Syrian refugee crisis and depression. It pulls no punches, handling the issues with great understanding and sensitivity, but also with pinpoint accuracy … Thoughtful, expressive and joyful. I absolutely loved every page.’' Fallen Star Stories

'‘I loved this book so much! I wanted to keep reading and never stop, Even though I am not a refugee, I am an immigrant and Muslim too. I could relate to Hafiz on so many levels. I loved the characterisation and the fact that the author portrayed Hafiz accurately, taking in even the minute details of his background into account. It had me teared up on so many occasions and that's saying something because books rarely make me emotional. I would highly recommend reading this book.’' Hadia’s Bookstop

'‘Award-winning author Siobhan Curham has come up with a stunner. This lovely book deals with some dark stuff - poverty, bereavement, the refugee experience, mental illness, bullying. The searing truth of what's happening to Hafiz and to Stevie breaks your heart but Siobhan writes with such a light touch - and there's humour and music and chips and Brighton Pier. When you read this, it will break your heart and then put it back together again stronger and full of love. Can't praise this too highly.’' Thea Bennett, author

'‘A well told, honest story about the hidden (and often ignored) issues some young people in our society are dealing with everyday. Heart breaking and heart warming in equal measures. I would highly recommend this poignant story to all young adults.’' School Librarian

'‘Told from the point of view of two main characters, Stevie, a teenage girl who is living with a big secret and Hafiz, a teenage Syrian refugee. Their story is told sympathetically and lovingly by Siobhan. It leaves you rooting for them to find happiness at last and inspired to help make the world a better place. Siobhan Curham is definitely an author to have on your bookshelf! A must read for everyone! 5 stars*****‘' Addicted to Books (Teacher and book blogger)

'“[…] Curham has written an absolute gem for young adult readers…”'

'“This is a heartfelt and hopeful story about friendship that deals in a very gentle way with several serious issues that affect many young people nowadays. […]this story handles very important topics that don't get enough attention in books or media in general, which makes this book very special and especially recommended for readers looking for something different and heartfelt. It reminds us that every single person has a story and it's worth listening to it.”' Alba In Bookland

'“It’s a gorgeous story of friendship […]Overall, I found the book to be a heart-warming story of friendship, celebrating diversity, and most importantly, learning to see the world through somebody else’s eyes.”' Life Of Pippa

'“A skilfully crafted and highly readable 'issues' novel.”' The School Librarian

'“Thoughtful, expressive and joyful. The road to happiness is not as far away as you might think.”' Fallen Star Stories

'"The ability to make someone feel the way that Siobhan Curham has made me feel all through that book is both incredible and enviable. This is a story everyone needs to read, and I will finish off with my favourite quote from it: “My story is not going to be a tragedy.”' Glasgow Herald

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