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Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - March 2014 Debut of the Month

**Suitable for 14+ due to some graphic content Touching, funny and sad this is a brilliantly observed and beautifully told story of contemporary teenagers, the overwhelmingly powerful emotions in their lives and the complications that they bring. Things can’t get much more complicated than being fifteen and pregnant. But it happens. In alternating voices Hannah and Aaron tell the story of the pregnancy and all the other things that swirl around in their lives in a story that is alive and honest and un-judgmental.

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Trouble a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This book was really funny, touching and talked about friendship. Trouble is about a young girl who makes some wrong choices in her life but learns, and a kind boy who wants to forget his past.' Sarah Haywood

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Trouble by Non Pratt

A boy. A girl. A bump. Trouble. This is a smart, touching, funny novel from an extraordinary new talent. Hannah's smart and funny...she's also fifteen and pregnant. Aaron is new at school and doesn't want to attract attention. So why does he offer to be the pretend dad to Hannah's unborn baby?

Growing up can be trouble but that's how you find out what really matters. An honest, sensitive account of teenage pregnancy and the emotion and drama unleashed. This is an astounding novel from an exciting new YA voice.


A small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review Trouble. You can read their reviews below.

Kulsuma Begum - 'Trouble is a brilliant and truthful tale about two teenagers finding themselves...From its opening line to its closing pages, it had me hooked. It’s upfront, funny and memorable.' Click Here to read the full review.

Morgan Steigmann - 'Bringing a refreshing change to the often cliché topic of teenage pregnancy, the engaging sub-plots that run alongside the main keep the reader intrigued and desperate to find out more.' Click Here to read the full review.

Jodi Coffman - 'I really enjoyed this book which is about a fifteen year old girl, Hannah, who is pregnant and a school friend of hers, Aaron, who offers to be a pretend Dad to the baby. This is a real page-turner!' Click Here to read the full review.

Sarah Haywood - 'This book was really funny, touching and talked about friendship. Trouble is about a young girl who makes some wrong choices in her life but learns, and a kind boy who wants to forget his past.' Click Here to read the full review.

Georgina - 'A wonderful book that summarises the highs and lows of teenagedom in a hilarious and affecting way.' Click Here to read the full review.

Ciara McIlvenna - 'A poignant and enjoyable insight to the highs and lows of dealing with death and the prospect of new life. I'll be sure to recommend this book to anyone who has lost or gained a loved one.' Click Here to read the full review.

Rose Heathcote - 'Trouble was a very interesting book it brought up some important issues of today. The author describes all the characters so well you can see them in your head.' Click Here to read the full review.

Bluebell Munro - 'This is definitely the best portrayal of teenage pregnancy I have ever read. It is witty and funny but heartbreakingly human.' Click Here to read the full review.

Erin Monaf - 'I personally love this book as I’m hoping loads more people will as they read this emotional rollercoaster of a book.' Click Here to read the full review.

About the Author

Non Pratt

After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge, Non Pratt became a non-fiction editor at Usborne working on many bestselling series, Sticker Dolly Dressing and Things to Make and Do, before moving across to fiction. She has been running the list at Catnip Publishing since 2009. Non lives in London with her husband and small(ish) child. Non Pratt is the author of the TROUBLE, which was shortlisted for The Bookseller YA Book Prize, and REMIX. Following the success of her first novel, she became a full-time writer.

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6th March 2014


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Walker Books Ltd


384 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
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