Lobsters
Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
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UK Price: £7.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129mm
ISBN: 978-1-909489-33-2
Publication date: June 2014
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World Rights     Rights sold: Audio World English, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA

TOM ELLEN AND LUCY IVISON ARE THE CO-AUTHORS OF THIS HILARIOUSLY FUNNY TEEN NOVEL ...


Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find The One. Their ‘lobster’.

But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2015

‘Lobsters is a fun, light read that highlights what each and every teenager goes through today: social awkwardness, peer pressure, understanding yourself and the need to find someone that wants to as well!’
GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS ONLINE
'I was nearly falling off my chair quite early on … really strong recommendation for anyone looking to laugh like crazy through an entire book!’
THE BOOKBAG
‘… this very funny love story brilliantly captures all the awkwardness and vulnerabilities of teenage relationships.’
THE BOOKSELLER
‘It has an Inbetweeners-y kind of humour to it and a very sweet love story right at its heart. Ticks all my boxes.’
C.J. SKUSE, AUTHOR
‘[Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison] have pooled their perspectives and distinct voices in a supercharged romcom … Lobsters is frank, funny and honest.’
THE OBSERVER
‘I loved this book so much, it’s really funny … made me laugh out loud on the Tube ... It’s a book about being on the cusp of adulthood, when you feel your real life is about to begin and it’s also hysterically funny.'
MELISSA COX, WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BUYER
‘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.’
JULIA ECCLESHARE, CHILDREN’S BOOK CRITIC
'Oh my word. I haven’t laughed so much in years and that was within the first few chapters! What a book! … I honestly think you’d be mad if you didn’t read this book'
READARAPTOR
'… An addictive, authentic portrayal of the end of adolescence. As cringe-inducing and laugh out loud brilliant to read as The Inbetweeners was to watch'
EMLYN REES, CO-AUTHOR OF COME TOGETHER
‘… hilarious, awkward and totes realistic … a rom-com with a difference.’
COMPANY MAGAZINE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S FICTION COMPETITION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2015
‘Lobsters had me in stitches one moment followed by ‘aww’ the next. I think I enjoyed this book so much because the characters are so brilliant … Highly recommended Lobsters to anyone in need of laughter, adventure and that little bit of romance.’
LUNA’S LITTLE LIBRARY
‘The book will strike a chord with readers of different ages and the descriptions are vivid and witty (when kissing can taste like cider and Wotsits, or cigarettes and falafel) and the dialogue crackles along … extremely engaging and it brings out the insecurities of being a teenager and the worries about being uncool … Lobsters will make you laugh and cringe.’
MARTIN CHILTON, TELEGRAPH
'… I absolutely loved it! It was so funny, candid and totally relatable.'
CHILDREN'S BOOKSELLER, WATERSTONES BIRMINGHAM

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