Nat is the lead singer in a band. He and his best mate Carl (on bass) hang out, until Kate sees them performing one night. Soon she and Nat are going out together. They get on, fall out, make up, and feel their love growing deeper, leading them on. But in one moment everything changes, and all the hopes and promises of the future are shattered. Deeply absorbing, this powerful story is told in different voices and entirely in poems. Lyrical, funny, heart-wrenching and gripping, the variety of poetic forms magically captures the panoply of emotions associated with falling in love for the first time and suffering a bereavement. The authors are a highly experienced and successful poetry- and drama-writing team with a strong reputation for knowing what works for teen readers.
Andrew Fusek Peter is an Anglo-Czech poet, storyteller, didgeridoo player, broadcaster, anthologist, author and creative writing tutor with an international reputation. He has worked in thousands of schools, libraries, arts centres and literary festivals, giving lively performances and running workshops for all ages and abilities. With his wife Polly Peters he has written several poetry collections and plays, and is the author of the ED grahic novels illustrated by Stephen Player. Polly Peters is a former English and Drama teacher who has also worked extensively in youth and community theatre. The couple have two young children and live in a converted chapel in a Shropshire village.