"Funny and derisive, tender and magical, this is a fascinating novel of glitter and grit about a girl growing up troubled: Rhian Elizabeth channels the voice of Hannah King, who loves words and keeps all her thoughts and feelings inside, pushing everything down and fearing an explosion. Her first best friend is a notebook, a safe outlet for all the things she can't say out loud: still, to read her story is to be rocked by shockwaves. Be prepared for the flaying of innocence layer by layer as Hannah and her childhood friend, Jess, grow up to become a couple of lost girls, burying their dreams and talents before someone else takes them away. Hannah's unflinching and often hilarious observations, absorbing Jess's voice and story into her own, hide the hardest truths until the end. Yet there's a feeling that you should never give up hope, as Hannah carries her notebooks and her memories with her into the world. Keep the faith that one day she'll write again and that for her, as for the author, Talent Will Out." - Maria Donovan
About the Author
Rhian Elizabeth was born in 1988 and currently lives in South Wales. Six Pounds Eight Ounces is her first novel and she will definitely write some more.