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Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison met in the sixth form and have been friends ever since.
Lucy runs online teen magazine Whatever After, as well as teaching in girls’ schools across
London specialising in building confidence and creativity.
Tom is a journalist and has written for ShortList, Time Out, Vice, talkSPORT, ESPN and Viz.
Shortlisted for the Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015. One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013 Funny, awkward and full of genuine teenage passions and anxieties, Lobsters, told in the alternate voices of Hannah and Sam is both tender and entertaining. Hannah worries that she’ll never find her perfect partner; Sam thinks no one will ever fancy him. Each tells what happens and how they feel when they meet. Is this the true love they have both been looking for? The authors Tom and Lucy are best friends who wanted to write the true, awkwardly funny story of first love. Written from the perspectives of both a boy and a girl, and fuelled from Tom and Lucy's own experiences as an ex-couple, this is a wise, hilarious and deeply compassionate (and slightly rude!) breath of fresh air. A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher, Chicken House I was a hopeless teenager – scared of girls, motorcycle gangs and being asked to do anything practical (not necessarily in that order). If only I’d known some of what Lucy and Tom reveal . . .actually, that would have made it worse – so best you read it for yourself. It’s funny, true and wise.