All throughout May, Headline have been doing a series of exclusive content in order to spread the YA love, from several of Headline’s amazing authors as well as short pieces written by the YA team at Headline about their super cool jobs. Not only that, but bloggers were also invited to share their favourite YA novels across all publishers and genres. For more, please visit ‘Which Book Next?’ on Facebook and Pinterest and check out the #WeLoveYA hashtag on Twitter.
I am so excited to be invited to host one of the posts. Today, I have some beautiful illustrations from author Cathy Brett as part of her new book, which sounds wonderful. You can click into each illustration for a more detailed, high resolution version.
About Everything is Fine (and Other Lies I Tell Myself)
Everything is Fine (and Other Lies I Tell Myself) is the new book from novelist and illustrator Cathy Brett. This moving story is illustrated throughout with Cathy’s iconic drawings.
Things haven’t been going so well for fifteen-year-old Esther Armstrong. With her brother Max – her closest ally – absent, she’s forced to face everything alone, not least her parents’ heated arguments. As the summer holidays stretch endlessly ahead, she’s desperate for something, anything, to divert her attention.
Then she finds some letters hidden in the walls of her family home, sent by a soldier to his sweetheart from the trenches of WWI. Esther is consumed by the mystery of these lovers – not very much older than herself – and what became of them. Perhaps in piecing together the jigsaw of someone else’s life, Esther can work out how to reassemble her own, and how to make everything fine again…
This is a novel about growing up, moving on and the strength of a family.
About Cathy Brett
Cathy Brett has been scribbling stuff for more than twenty years – as a fashion illustrator, as a jet-setting spotter of global trends and as a consultant to the behemoths of the British high street. She now lectures in design and unashamedly plunders her students’ lives for sensational storylines and characters.
Cathy is a popular speaker at school and festival events and has been part of the Hay Scribblers tours over the last few years. Please visit her blog for more news and designs.