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The Gifted, the Talented and Me (Paperback)

By Sutcliffe, William

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Laugh-out-loud funny and instantly recognisable - not since The Inbetweeners has a coming of age story been so irreverent and relatable. Fifteen-year-old Sam isn't special. He's not a famous vlogger, he's never gone viral, and he doesn't want to be the Next Big Thing. What he lik... read full description below.

ISBN 9781408890219
Barcode 9781408890219
Published 17 June 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781408890219
ISBN-10 1408890216
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date 17 June 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sutcliffe, William
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 236g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress General fiction Children's / Teenage
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 980414

Description of this Book

Laugh-out-loud funny and instantly recognisable - not since The Inbetweeners has a coming of age story been so irreverent and relatable. Fifteen-year-old Sam isn't special. He's not a famous vlogger, he's never gone viral, and he doesn't want to be the Next Big Thing. What he likes most is chatting to his friends and having a bit of a kick about. None of which was a problem until Dad got rich and Mum made the whole family move to London. Now Sam is being made to go to the North London Academy for the Gifted and Talented, where every student is too busy planning Hollywood domination or starting alt-metal psychedelica crossover bands or making clothes out of bathmats to give someone as normal as him the time of day. Can Sam navigate his way through the weirdness and find a way to be himself? A brilliant modern satire about fitting in, falling out and staying true to your own averageness.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Gifted, the Talented and Me made me cry with laughter. A comic novel like this is a gift to the nation, and Will Sutcliffe's teenage Sam, struggling to adapt as his family moves to privileged, pretentious Hampstead and enrols him in a progressive London school is the best book he has written for a decade. He, David Nicholls and Joe Dunthorne are part of a tradition that goes back to PG Wodehouse, and which has never been more needed by readers young and old. * Amanda Craig, journalist and author of The Lie of the Land * So, so funny and recognisable - I immediately forced it on my 14 year old * Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times bestselling author * I totally loved The Gifted, the Talented and Me - great characters, packed with wisdom and reminiscent of Adrian Mole (there's no higher praise, let's face it). * Sathnam Sanghera, jounralist and author of The Boy with the Topknot and Marriage Material *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

William Sutcliffe is the author of twelve novels, including the international bestseller Are You Experienced? and The Wall, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He has written for adults, young adults and children, and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. His 2008 novel Whatever Makes You Happy is now a Netflix Original film starring Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman and Angela Bassett. It was released in August 2019 under the title Otherhood. His latest novel, The Gifted, The Talented and Me, was described by The Times as `dangerously funny' and by the Guardian as `refreshingly hilarious'.

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