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Posted by Tom, July 13, 2018

Ella on the Outside is Booktrust’s Book of the Day!

We’re delighted to see that today Booktrust have named Ella on the Outside, the beautiful debut novel by Cath Howe, as their Book of the Day!

In their review of the book, Booktrust write:

“Ella on the Outside is a hugely relatable tale that will strike a chord with anyone who has felt the pressure to please a new friend or has struggled to fit in. Ella makes mistakes, but she’s also hugely likeable, and author Cath Howe perfectly captures her anxieties and worries.

But Ella on the Outside is also enormous fun to read – you’ll speed through its pages without realising how quickly it’s flown by, with big revelations and short chapters keeping things snappy. It’s impossible not to root for Ella to be brave and make the right decisions, and the urge to find out whether she will powers this warm, considered and entertaining novel.”

You can read the full review on the Booktrust website here – and here’s Booktrust’s full list of Books we love in July.

A beautifully-written middle grade novel, with an incredibly authentic voice and hugely relatable characters, Ella on the Outside is a gripping story of secrets, lies and friendship. You can take a look inside the book below:

Buy the book online.

And you can also listen to a preview of the audiobook edition, read by Louiza Patikas – here’s the first chapter:

Buy the audiobook on iTunes.

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