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Non Pratt Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Trouble (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remix (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth or Dare (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Unboxed (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Best Friend (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

A British author of Young Adult fiction, the writer Non Pratt started out writing non-fiction activity books before turning her creative eye towards the field of fiction. Working for some time as an editor of children’s fiction though, she would gain an insight into the industry and craft, giving her view of it all quite unlike any other. Developing her style, she would then branch out on her own, leading to her becoming the bestselling novelist that she currently is today, making a name for herself both nationally and internationally too. Winning awards too, she is a favorite of the critics, as she has become one of the most sought after writers to date, having set herself apart from the rest, really establishing her as a writer to watch in the years to come. This has also lead to her becoming a highly vocal voice for her craft, speaking within schools to children, always looking to impart her knowledge on what it takes to become a writer.

Attending numerous events, she has been able to majorly advance her profile too, as she will go to schools, along with various readings, all in order to share her love of reading and writing. Over the years she has also developed her style greatly too, as she has a gift for storytelling, making it both accessible and engaging in equal measure, with many finding her books extremely difficult to put down. Creating compelling characters too, she really has an ear for how her younger readers talk and interact with one another, making it easy for her to communicate with them in a direct and straightforward manner that pulls no punches. Not focusing on series as such, she largely writes stand-alone titles that put forward a simple and easy to understand message, something that she will continue to do for some time to come yet.

Early and Personal Life

Born in the United Kingdom, Non Pratt would start to show a great love of literature from a very early age, whether this be in the form of reading, as well as writing. Over the years she would continue to harness this love of the written word, all throughout her education, as she would develop both her style and tone. Moving in to the world of publishing, she would start out by creating activity books for children, mainly using a more practical hands-on approach, as she would bring them all together through editing. Later she would turn to creating and publishing her own novels, something which she currently still does living in the UK to this day.

Writing Career

Publishing her first novel in 2014, she would not only make her debut with the Young Adult book ‘Trouble’, but she’d also be shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award too. This she would receive alongside the YA Book Prize, as well as long-listing for the Carnegie Medal, leading to her quickly becoming one of the most prominent and prolific authors working within the industry. Following this she would go on to publish further novels, along with creating numerous events alongside fellow writer Robin Stevens helping people break into the world of children’s literature and publishing.

Unboxed

Brought out through the ‘Barrington Stoke’ publishing house, this would initially arrive on the market in 2016 on the 15th of August. Showing a clear development from her previous novels, it would mark another Young Adult novel for the now popular author, acclaimed by both critics and the general public alike. Whilst it isn’t part of any series, it does follow on in a similar vein to her previous work, whilst also taking it in a new and exciting direction.

Looking at the subject of bereavement and dealing with grief, this handles it with tact and intelligence in a thoughtful and concise manner. The characters of the four teenage protagonists themselves are also extremely fully well rounded, giving a vivid and in-depth look at who they really are. Dealing with the issue of time passing too, it really does provide some solid life lessons for its younger audience too, making the book itself timeless.

Following being apart for several months, four teenagers come together once more, albeit under more somber circumstances. After a number of happier years spent enjoying collating a time capsule during their summers, all whilst their friend was dying, they return once again. This time though, following the passing of their friend, they now look to open the box, and finally face the time that has passed. How have things changed? Will they have changed? What needs to be unboxed?

Second Best Friend

Once again released through the ‘Barrington Stoke’ publishing outlet, this would provide yet another Young Adult title from Non Pratt. Again not being a part of any series, it offers more insight into growing up, along with quality and grounded character studies written in an easily accessible manner. Coming out in 2018 on the 15th of January, it would show the writer clearly hitting the peak of her powers as a novelist, as she is confidently within her stride here.

This time looking at high-school friendships and how they can be affected by the perceptions of others, the story really gets into the mindsets of its two young characters. Taking the time to paint a vivid picture of high-school life, this really provides the reader with a window into this particular world. Using realistic dialogue, Pratt brings her characters to life, allowing them to really leap off of the page in the process.

Looking at the friendship of Jade and Becky, it sees them both as best friends joined at the hip almost, but all this soon changes after Jade’s ex-boyfriend speaks out. Letting slip that everyone believes Becky to be the better of the two, a tension builds between them, as Jade starts noticing the dynamic of her constantly being in second place within their friendship. That’s when a school general election comes up, leading to them both standing for it, as Jade is determined to win, regardless of what it does to their friendship. Will she win? What will she lose if she does? Who will become the second best friend?

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