Nominated by:

Municipal Library of Prague, Czech Republic

Publisher of nominated edition:

HQ, UK

Dear Charlie

N.D. Gomes    

Death should never meet the young. But it did. Thanks to my brother, death made fourteen new friends that day. Maybe even fifteen, if you count Charlie.

At sixteen, Sam Macmillan is supposed to be thinking about girls, homework and his upcoming apprication to music college, not picking up the pieces after the school shooting that his brother Charlie committed. Yet as Sam desperately tries to hang on to the memories he has of his brother, the media storm surrounding their family threatens to destroy everything. And Sam has to question all he thought he knew about life, death, right and wrong.

About the author

N.D. Gomes graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA in Media & Journalism Studies, and went on to received her Master’s degree in Education in the US. She currently works in a public school system to increase educational opportunities for students with special needs. She divides her time between the US and Scotland, but hopes to spend more time at her cottage in Hay-on-Wye in Wales. Dear Charlie is her debut novel.

(from publisher)

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