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Drop by Katie Everson


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Carla has had to move a lot and is used to changing schools, but doesn’t like it. She’s shy, unconfident, ‘a bit sad’. Faced with another new school for sixth form, she finds like-minded people - according to her own classification ‘Brainy Plain Girls’ - but can’t believe it when Finn, gorgeous, super-cool and oozing charisma, singles her out. She’ll do anything to keep him interested, and is soon partying wildly, weekends lost in a haze of drink and drugs. Her friends and even Finn’s brother warn her that he’s just using her, but Carla refuses to listen putting her schoolwork and her health in jeopardy. Readers will understand Carla’s motivation completely and this cautionary romance makes for compulsive reading.~ Andrea Reece

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Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Amelia White - 'This is an amazing story and has an excellent story line I would really recommend it to teenager around 15+...very well written and you never want to put the book down!'
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Oh wow, what a book... I'm speechless... I'm re-reading it... It was so good.'
  • Ella Clifton - 'This is an amazing book and the best I have read in a long time. A thrilling book with lost of twists and turns. Definitely one to read! Couldn't put it down.'
  • Destiny Maraj - 'Drop was a fabulous, strong novel.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'Carla has just moved to a new place and is not looking forward to making friends in a new school...'
  • Millie - 'Drop makes you feel very involved in what is happening to the characters. You feel like you are in the story and going through their problems with them. It  really makes you think.'  
  • Sarah Murray - 'A very relatable story of what it is actually like to be a teenager in the twenty first century. This book looked at the hard reality of drink, drugs and peer pressure that is rife in today’s world.'


Drop by Katie Everson

Carla has just moved to London and starts at yet another new school; she is desperate to fit in. Though she makes a couple of friends, she soon meets the charismatic, good-looking Finn and their whirlwind romance begins. Carla, an A student and gifted artist, lets her schoolwork slip as she enters Finn's world - a world of partying and drugs. Friends tells her that Finn is no good - even his brother, Isaac. But Isaac has an ulterior motive, doesn't he? Is either brother right for Carla?


The most compelling and honest account of a teenager's experiences with drugs since Junk. -- The Bookseller * The Bookseller * Drop does so much more than a preachy advert or the repetition of `Just Say No
to fairly portray the realities of drug taking, and the consequences, in the lives of many teenagers

. * The School Librarian * A gripping coming-of-age tale. Book of the week. * New! Magazine * Katie Everson's Drop is a book about first love, drugs, friendship and family relationships told with wit and assurance. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide * Readers will understand Carla's motivation completely and this cautionary romance makes for compulsive reading. -- Andrea Reece * Lovereading 4 Kids * This is an amazing story and has an excellent storyline; I would really recommend it to teenagers around 15+ [...] it is very well written and you never want to put the book down! -- Reader Review * Love Reading 4 Kids * This is an amazing book and the best I have read in a long time. A thrilling book with lots of twists and turns. Definitely one to read! Couldn't put it down. -- Reader Review * Love Reading 4 Kids * Drop is a wonderfully written and effortless to read debut about art, love, the desperate need to fit in and finding yourself. Katie Everson is definitely a name to watch. * So Many Books, So Little Time * I absolutely MUST praise Katie Everson on her writing. It was probably the best thing about this book, on top of all the other amazing parts of this novel - the beautiful imagery (especially concerning butterflies) and the unique writing style really made reading this book a more profound and enthralling experience. Drop was raw, compelling, and sharp. Katie Everson's debut is beyond impressive, and there's no doubt that I'm eagerly waiting for her second book. * Confessions of a Readaholic * The power of Drop is in its ordinariness [...] This is a very readable, realistic book with some characters the type of which are found in every school. It is honest in its dealing with teenage drug use, and the pitfalls. * Books for Keeps * ...I really enjoyed it. The descriptions of events were very realistic and I could really visualise being in Clara's shoes. The story kicks off right away and there was no slow start, and I was immediately on Carla's downward journey. I usually read horror stories, but I could relate to this book so I'll be reading more widely now. -- Reader Review * Teen Titles * There are parts that are harrowing and poignant as we see Carla as an ordinary teenager that describes her motives and feelings in an honest and real way. * The School Librarian * Katie Everson has managed to encapsulate teenage angst and show how easy it could be for any `normal
teenager to be swayed to the dark side

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About the Author

Katie Everson wanted to be an acrobat, but that's not what happened. She was born in Milton Keynes and has lived in London and Sydney but is now back where it all began, the pull of home tugging her full circle. After side-lining acrobatics, she became a bookseller and realized all she wanted to do was make books. When characters began to talk among themselves in her head, she knew it was time to put finger to keyboard, and write. When Katie is not writing or being a professional design nerd in the publishing industry, she can be found enjoying big ol' family dinners with her parents, four older siblings and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Katie works as a designer at a leading London publisher. Drop is her first novel.

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Publication date

6th August 2015


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Walker Books Ltd


336 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years


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



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