It's Leeds, I said, not Hollywood. You're not going to find a hero working down Kwikfit.
Matt and Sophia both live in Leeds - but they should never have met.
And they definitely never should have fallen in love.
Friends, family and circumstance are mostly against them rather than for them.
They betray themselves; then they betray each other.
And in the end they learn, the bloody hard way, what it takes for love to survive.
Honest, gritty, laugh out loud at times, profoundly touching at others, EVERYBODY HURTS is a classic romance with an anti-love story plot.
Two masters of their craft have created something so special here . . . I didn't want to leave Matt & Sophia . . . How refreshing to read about this subject matter in a way that feels so real. Funny, touching - just wonderful. * Rae Earl, author of MY MAD FAT DIARY *
Joanna Nadin (Author) Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Anthony McGowan (Author) Anthony McGowan is one of the most widely acclaimed young-adult authors in the UK. His books have won several major awards, and been shortlisted for many more. He has also written highly regarded adult fiction, as well as books for younger readers. He has a PhD on the history of beauty, and has taught philosophy and creative writing. He lives in London with his wife and two children.