A hard-hitting novel following two months in the life of 14 year old Lisa as she runs away and learns to survive on the streets. Random House said: 'Extremely well-written. The narrative voice is particurly strong and supple, conveying both Lisa's teenage defiance and her immense vulnerability.' A Lulu reviewer said: 'GREAT book, very authentic! All teenagers should read it and definitely all parents. Will become a classic.' NEW REVIEWS JUST IN! 'Brilliant - all teenage girls should read it.' 'Breath-taking...I was totally amazed by it. By god it deserves a hearing.' 'I really applaud your capacity to speak in the voice of a 14 yr old - it's so genuine, honest, comic at times and vivid.'(reader review) 'Great book, very impressed.' (reader review) 'Great narrative voice and really well-paced.' (reader review) 'I'm halfway through your book - it's brilliant! Is it wrong that I really fancy a barrack buster and a couple of pills?' (reader review)
Laura Canning is a writer and editor based in Belfast and London. Her first novel Taste the Bright Lights was published to high critical acclaim in March 2008; its second edition was published in November 2010 and it was longlisted for the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2012.
She is also a journalist with dozens of publishing credits in Irish and UK newspapers including the Guardian - samples of her published pieces are available to view at her website http://www.lauracanning.net, as well as her full-length screenplay of Taste the Bright Lights.
Laura is currently writing her second novel, a sequel to Taste the Bright Lights about internal sex trafficking and child exploitation in the UK. She is also a content manager and writer for an award-winning travel website based in London.