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The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean

Lindsay Littleson


Also available as: eBook

Range: Kelpies Paperback 192 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782503545 Publication date: 16th March 2017
Genres: Adventure and Thriller, Ghosts and Spells Theme: Empathy Ideal for ages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Things that COULD go wrong at high school:

- I get lost. (Let's be honest, there's like a 99.9% chance this WILL happen.)
- The teachers think I'm a troublemaker like my big sis Jenna.
- Someone finds out about the psychic thing. (Who wants to be friends with a girl who hears voices?)

Things that ARE going wrong at high school:

- Jenna's waste-of-space boyfriend is getting her into serious trouble.
- Someone is telling lies about my best friend. (She isn't really fed up with me, is she?)
- The creepy psychic stuff might be the only way to help Jenna.


'Believable, authentic characters in a story that never lags. Very likable!'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'The story is very entertaining, very accessible and well written. A great book for kids and actually adults alike.'
-- Words Are My Craft

'I loved how Lindsay started this story. I really enjoyed reading Lily's second set of adventures and can't wait for a sequel to be published.'
-- Natalie, Age 9, Amazon Reviewer

'The beautifully written, laugh-out-loud sequel to 'Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean', author Lindsay Littleson has once again written a consistently entertaining and enjoyable read.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'...a refreshing sharing of credible family life and of starting secondary school ... This book is entertaining, reassuring and an altogether comforting teenage read with a lovely bright cover.'
-- Carousel

'...just as good as the first book, with lots of laugh out loud moments and a fun read with twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Starting high school is a tricky time, and there's lots for young readers to identify with here, not least friend dramas.'
-- Powered by Reading

Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean


Lindsay Littleson is a primary school teacher in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Since taking up writing for children in early 2014 she has published a short story with Walker Books, in addition to winning the Kelpies Prize with her first children’s novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily…

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