The First Thing About You

By Chaz Hayden

A high school student with spinal muscular atrophy is determined to reinvent himself in a hilarious and poignant YA debut from an exciting new voice.

Fans of John Green, Sara Barnard and Adam Silvera will love this character-driven contemporary YA that is packed with humour and heart. When his family moves from California to New Jersey, fifteen-year-old Harris is eager to prove he’s more than the kid in the powered wheelchair. Armed with his go-to icebreaker (“What’s your favourite colour?”), he’ll weed out the incompatibles – greens and purples, people too close to his own blue to make good friends – and surround himself with outgoing yellows, adventurous oranges and thrilling reds. But first he needs a nurse so his mum doesn’t have to escort him to school any more. Young, beautiful, and confident, Miranda more than fits the bill. Harris’s new aide sees him for who he is – funny, smart, and totally worthy of Nory Fischer, a cute and enigmatic classmate who won’t name her favourite colour. Soon Miranda has others interested in Harris too. But with demons of her own, does she have his best interests at heart?

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529510942
  • Published: 01 Sep 2022
  • Price: £8.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 368

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