Sugarcoated

Sugarcoated

by Catherine Forde
     
 

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From award-winning author, Catherine Forde, comes Sugarcoated, a gripping, skip-a-heartbeat thriller for young adults.

Cloddy - the Utter Lost Cause Of A Daughter - is stuck in her dad’s optician’s shop working for twenty-five quid every Saturday, bored out of her brain in the middle of Greenwood Shopping Centre - or Deadsville as she

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From award-winning author, Catherine Forde, comes Sugarcoated, a gripping, skip-a-heartbeat thriller for young adults.

Cloddy - the Utter Lost Cause Of A Daughter - is stuck in her dad’s optician’s shop working for twenty-five quid every Saturday, bored out of her brain in the middle of Greenwood Shopping Centre - or Deadsville as she prefers to call it. One Saturday she closes the shop to get some peace and quiet to eat her lunch, but as she’s picking at her sultana scone, a trio of ‘yooths’ skulk out of Gluehead Alley down the side of her dad’s shop. Out of nowhere a massive hand gushing blood is splayed across the window of the shop. And then a head is thumped against the window. Neither the victim nor attackers see Cloddy, but she sees everything. Afraid for her life, she decides not to tell anyone what she’s seen. Who wants to think about such things anyway when there’s gorgeous Stefan to think about? Stefan who is cool and charming and has plenty of cash. Stefan who has come out of nowhere and sweeps her off her feet. Stefan who wouldn’t normally look at a girl like Cloddy, let alone make her his girlfriend. At her most vulnerable time he’ll look after her - or will he?

A chilling spiral of events with an ending that will shock you from the master of gritty urban books for young adults, Catherine Forde.

Warning: contains some violence.

Praise for Catherine Forde’s books for young adults:

‘True to form, Sugarcoated is a caustic, abrasive thriller that burns to the heart of adolescent angst’ – The Bookseller on Sugarcoated

‘Another gripping story . . . from an author who never disappoints’ – Independent on Tug of War

‘A gripping and edgy thriller’ – The Bookseller on Firestarter

‘A novel that is both troubling and inspirational’ – Guardian on Skarrs

‘Should be force-fed to every secondary school child in the country’ – Sunday Telegraph on Fat Boy Swim

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405249355
Publisher:
Egmont UK Ltd
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
486 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine Forde was discovered on the slush pile. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lexicographer for Collins and taught in secondary schools. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and two sons. All her books have received wide acclaim and Fat Boy Swim won the Grampian Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award and Booktrust Teenage Prize; The Drowning Pond was nominated for the Scottish Book Award and shortlisted for the Manchester Book Award; and Skarrs was longlisted for the Carnegie.


Cathy Forde’s novel Fat Boy Swim was discovered on Egmont’s slush pile in 2001. On publication it was shortlisted for many awards including the Blue Peter ‘Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. It won the Grampian Book Award in 2004 and in 2014 has been voted the joint winner of winners. Cathy has subsequently written many more novels for children and young adults, including the award-­‐winning Skarrs and The Drowning Pond.

Cathy’s novels have been translated into several languages and many titles are on school curriculums throughout the United Kingdom.

In 2011 Cathy’s first play, Empty was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Vicky Featherstone. She has been concentrating on playwriting since then : Chamber of Nothing (Pearson) for schools, and The Sunday Lesson and Supply for Glasgow Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie, A Pint. She has written two touring pantomimes and in 2013, adapted her novel The Drowning Pond as a musical for Youth Music Theatre UK. A radio play, Baby’s Coming Back was produced by BBC Radio Scotland in 2013.

Cathy is on commission to National Theatre of Scotland, adapting Fat Boy Swim for the stage.

Cathy was the Scottish Book Trust virtual writer-­‐in-­‐residence 2010-­‐11 and 2011-­‐12 and is an experienced creative writing and drama tutor.

She lives in Glasgow.

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