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  • Improper Order

    By Deirdre Sullivan

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    A funny, smart and touching diary-style novel for teens.
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    A funny, smart and touching diary-style novel for teens.

    "Mum and Dad were hardly on speaking terms when I was born. I was the little wailing white flag of truce. Or so they told me (though not in those exact words, obviously)."

    It’s all most improper. Ciara has stopped eating her hair and is practically married to Syzmon. Even Ella has fallen for someone who is not a cat or a ferret. And Joel and Kevin are going for coffee after Mixed Martial Arts, but it isn’t like a date or anything, but wouldn’t it be great if it were?

    Eh … no, actually, that wouldn’t be great at all.

    Can Prim defeat the evil Karen, find True Love (and cake) but without losing her best friend – and get to be a cruciverbalist? And how come the dog is called Wayne Rooney?

     Funny, smart and touching fiction from an exciting writer with a fresh voice.

    PRAISE FOR IMPROPER ORDER

    ‘Primrose Leary is a smart, funny and beautifully drawn character and her teen escapades will charm the socks off any Louise Rennison or Anna Carey fan.’ Sarah Webb, author of the Ask Amy Green series

    ‘Deirdre Sullivan is my favourite Irish children’s writer, and Primrose’s second outing is just as funny, sad and convincing as her first. More, please!’ Anna Carey, author of The Real Rebecca and Rebecca’s Rules

    ‘Written with great humour and brilliant characters.’ Mary Esther Judy, bookseller and blogger at Fallen Star Stories

    ‘Deirdre’s writing is largely concerned with “negotiating the bridge between childhood and adulthood”. Galway Independent

    ‘Sullivan steers her heroine through … various traumas with tolerance, empathy and much good humour.’ Irish Times

    ‘ … a book rich in humour …’ Teresa Doran, Books Ireland

    ‘If you have a young teenager in your house then you should go straight out and buy Improper Order, Deirdre Sullivan’s hilarious sequel to Prim Improper. … Sullivan’s sharp humour and unique take on the lives of Irish teens … makes this young adult novel truly remarkable.’ Sunday World Magazine

    ‘Sullivan is a competent children’s writer; she develops her plot confidently and has an eye for the language and relationships of teens. … some basic illustrations and the odd few lines of text-speak … break up the text nicely.’ Sunday Business Post

    Deirdre Sullivan, from Galway in the West of Ireland, is one of the UK and Ireland’s most distinctive YA voices. Her hugely acclaimed Tangleweed and Brine, a collection of feminist retellings of classic fairytales, won Young Adult Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017, the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Irish Times Ticket Reader's Choice Award for YA Fiction.

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    A funny, smart and touching diary-style novel for teens.

    "Mum and Dad were hardly on speaking terms when I was born. I was the little wailing white flag of truce. Or so they told me (though not in those exact words, obviously)."

    It’s all most improper. Ciara has stopped eating her hair and is practically married to Syzmon. Even Ella has fallen for someone who is not a cat or a ferret. And Joel and Kevin are going for coffee after Mixed Martial Arts, but it isn’t like a date or anything, but wouldn’t it be great if it were?

    Eh … no, actually, that wouldn’t be great at all.

    Can Prim defeat the evil Karen, find True Love (and cake) but without losing her best friend – and get to be a cruciverbalist? And how come the dog is called Wayne Rooney?

     Funny, smart and touching fiction from an exciting writer with a fresh voice.

    Praise

    PRAISE FOR IMPROPER ORDER

    ‘Primrose Leary is a smart, funny and beautifully drawn character and her teen escapades will charm the socks off any Louise Rennison or Anna Carey fan.’ Sarah Webb, author of the Ask Amy Green series

    ‘Deirdre Sullivan is my favourite Irish children’s writer, and Primrose’s second outing is just as funny, sad and convincing as her first. More, please!’ Anna Carey, author of The Real Rebecca and Rebecca’s Rules

    ‘Written with great humour and brilliant characters.’ Mary Esther Judy, bookseller and blogger at Fallen Star Stories

    ‘Deirdre’s writing is largely concerned with “negotiating the bridge between childhood and adulthood”. Galway Independent

    ‘Sullivan steers her heroine through … various traumas with tolerance, empathy and much good humour.’ Irish Times

    ‘ … a book rich in humour …’ Teresa Doran, Books Ireland

    ‘If you have a young teenager in your house then you should go straight out and buy Improper Order, Deirdre Sullivan’s hilarious sequel to Prim Improper. … Sullivan’s sharp humour and unique take on the lives of Irish teens … makes this young adult novel truly remarkable.’ Sunday World Magazine

    ‘Sullivan is a competent children’s writer; she develops her plot confidently and has an eye for the language and relationships of teens. … some basic illustrations and the odd few lines of text-speak … break up the text nicely.’ Sunday Business Post

    About the Author

    Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan, from Galway in the West of Ireland, is one of the UK and Ireland’s most distinctive YA voices. Her hugely acclaimed Tangleweed and Brine, a collection of feminist retellings of classic fairytales, won Young Adult Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017, the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Irish Times Ticket Reader's Choice Award for YA Fiction.

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