A funny and moving love story about friends, first loves and self-discovery by the Queen of Teen 2014.
When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are, all in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who’s the coolest girl Toria has ever seen. Polly and the rest of the ‘alternative’ kids take Toria under their wing. And that’s when she meets the irresistible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band – and it’s instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico, Nico likes Toria . . . but then there’s Polly. Love and friendship have a funny way of going round in circles.
ALL OF THE ABOVE is everything you'd want in a best friend: funny, rude and totally has your back
- Patrick Ness
Witty, authentic, moving and utterly compelling, AOTA's irresistible cast of characters reel you in from the very first page and do not let go.
- Lisa Williamson, author of THE ART OF BEING NORMAL
Engaging, honest, and feels true to what teenagers are really like in 2015. Loved it!
- Louise O'Neill, author of ONLY EVER YOURS
This contemporary romance from the only male 'Queen of Teen' explores the lines between friendship and romance, gay and straight, as well as touching on a number of other important issues . . . all handled lightly and authentically through Victoria's spot-on account of the year that changed her life
- Claire Hennessy Inis Reading Guide
[An] exceptional book [...] Dawson's writing is as sharp as a knife edge, cuttingly funny and oh so, contemporary
- Amy McKay School Library Association