Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 01 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781788005975
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 272 pages

How to Be Me


A beautiful, moving story of family, friendship and self-discovery.

Super rich. Super shy. Super lonely.

Lucas is all alone.

Since his mum died, Lucas and his dad don’t seem to understand each other at all – it’s almost as if they’re speaking different languages. With a long, hot summer facing him, Lucas is dreading the drama club that his dad has signed him up for – he doesn’t know how to be around new people and he can’t stand performing. But the people Lucas meets at the club force him to open up and start talking, and when disaster strikes, Lucas is forced to step in and help. Can his new-found friends teach Lucas how to be himself?

Filled with empathy and insight, and sensitively touching on issues including grief, anxiety, loneliness with great understanding and an incredible lightness of touch, How to be Me is a kind, heartwarming, and uplifting story, from the author of the high-acclaimed novels Ella on the Outside and Not My Fault – perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Lisa Thompson.

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“This engaging and sensitive exploration of the aftermath of bereavement and grief is funny and poignant in equal measure.”

“With an enthralling finale that builds in beautiful waves, and an inclusive, readable style, I adored every word of this treasure.”

-Joanne Owen, LoveReading4Schools

“Howe uses an incredible lightness of touch to deliver a beautiful, heartwarming, and uplifting story about grief, anxiety and loneliness without losing sight of her young audience.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“A beautifully uplifting story of a boy who learns to find love in the world again”

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