By Katie Everson

You don't have to. But you want to. Believe me.

Carla has just moved to London and starts at yet another new school; she is desperate to fit in. Though she makes a couple of friends, she soon meets the charismatic, good-looking Finn and their whirlwind romance begins. Carla, an A student and gifted artist, lets her schoolwork slip as she enters Finn's world – a world of partying and drugs. Friends tells her that Finn is no good – even his brother, Isaac. But Isaac has an ulterior motive, doesn't he? Is either brother right for Carla?

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406356274
  • Published: 06 Aug 2015
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 336

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Customer reviews


'The most compelling and honest account of a teenager’s experiences with drugs since Junk.' The Bookseller

'Drop does so much more than a preachy advert or the repetition of ‘Just Say No’ to fairly portray the realities of drug taking, and the consequences, in the lives of many teenagers.' The School Librarian

'A gripping coming-of-age tale. Book of the week.' New! Magazine

'Katie Everson's Drop is a book about first love, drugs, friendship and family relationships told with wit and assurance.' The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide

'Readers will understand Carla’s motivation completely and this cautionary romance makes for compulsive reading.' Lovereading 4 Kids

'This is an amazing story and has an excellent storyline; I would really recommend it to teenagers around 15+ […] it is very well written and you never want to put the book down!' Love Reading 4 Kids

'This is an amazing book and the best I have read in a long time. A thrilling book with lots of twists and turns. Definitely one to read! Couldn’t put it down.' Love Reading 4 Kids

'Drop is a wonderfully written and effortless to read debut about art, love, the desperate need to fit in and finding yourself. Katie Everson is definitely a name to watch.' So Many Books, So Little Time

'I absolutely MUST praise Katie Everson on her writing. It was probably the best thing about this book, on top of all the other amazing parts of this novel – the beautiful imagery (especially concerning butterflies) and the unique writing style really made reading this book a more profound and enthralling experience. Drop was raw, compelling, and sharp. Katie Everson’s debut is beyond impressive, and there’s no doubt that I’m eagerly waiting for her second book.' Confessions of a Readaholic

'The power of Drop is in its ordinariness […] This is a very readable, realistic book with some characters the type of which are found in every school. It is honest in its dealing with teenage drug use, and the pitfalls.' Books for Keeps

'“…I really enjoyed it. The descriptions of events were very realistic and I could really visualise being in Clara’s shoes. The story kicks off right away and there was no slow start, and I was immediately on Carla’s downward journey. I usually read horror stories, but I could relate to this book so I’ll be reading more widely now.' Teen Titles

'There are parts that are harrowing and poignant as we see Carla as an ordinary teenager that describes her motives and feelings in an honest and real way.' The School Librarian

'Katie Everson has managed to encapsulate teenage angst and show how easy it could be for any ‘normal’ teenager to be swayed to the dark side.' Carousel

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