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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 is not a famous vlogger, he's never gone viral, and he doesn't want to be the Next Big Thing. In fact he's ordinary and proud of it. None of which was a problem until Dad got rich and Mum made the whole family move to London. Now Sam's off to the North London Academy for the Gifted and Talented, where everyone's busy planning Hollywood domination or starting alt-metal psychedelica crossover bands. Sam knows he'll never belong, even if he wanted to. And that's before he ends up on stage wearing nothing but a fur onesie ... A brilliantly funny look at fitting in, falling out and staying true to your own averageness.
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, journalist and author of The Boy with the Topknot and Marriage Material
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||2nd May 2019|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction,|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
William Sutcliffe was born in 1971 in London. He is the author of the novels, New Boy, Are You Experienced? and The Love Hexagon, and has been translated into eleven languages.More About William Sutcliffe