Paula Rawsthorne

The Truth About Celia Frost

Celia Frost is a freak. At least that's what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confining her to a gloomy bubble of “safety”.
No friends. No fun. No life.

But the truth about Celia is more dangerous than she could ever imagine - and it's about to catch up with her.

A buried secret; a gripping manhunt; a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost?

Published 1st August 2011

"Gripping psychological thriller, mixing issues of ethics with poignant coming-of-age story."
The Bookseller

"A page-turning thriller that's impossible to put down."

Named as one of the best books for young readers for 2011 - "An electrifying story."
The Independent

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An Usborne Young Adult Book   |   Price £6.99   |   ISBN: 9781409531098

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Paula Rawsthorne

Paula Rawsthorne is an exciting new talent in YA fiction. The Truth About Celia Frost, her first novel, is a gripping, entertaining and thought-provoking thriller. Her talent for writing has already seen her become an award winner - one of her first stories won the BBC Get Writing competition and was read by Bill Nighy on Radio 4, and the opening chapters of The Truth About Celia Frost led to her becoming a winner of Undiscovered Voices 2010.

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"An engaging thriller with twists and turns to keep every reader hooked."
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"The Truth About Celia Frost is a fantastic read. It's so different from anything I've read before, realistically portrayed and believable, thought provoking and gripping. I read it in one day, I just had to know what was going on and Rawsthorne's writing was just so compelling. This is a fresh and exciting new addition to Young Adult fiction and I'm excited to see what the author comes up with next."
Heaven, Hell and Purgatory blog

"a very suspenseful and thrilling read."
The Bookette blog.

"This debut novel is sure to engage young teens with its gripping storyline and feisty heroine. It's refreshing to read a gritty, realistic story for Young Adults with not a vampire or dystopian landscape within spitting distance. The many twists and turns in the plot will keep readers captivated until the very last page - highly recommended for young fans of fast-paced, realistic narratives."

"The Truth about Celia Frost is a great thriller from a debut author, and should put Paula Rawsthorne firmly on the map as a bright new talent in teen fiction."
Notes From the Bookshelf blog.

"Paula's debut novel is absolutely amazing. I read this book in a matter of hours and loved every page. It is a cleverly sophisticated, fast paced and engaging thriller which had more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at. I was hooked from page one and couldn't bear to put it down as I needed to know what happened next. It was an utter pleasure to read and I can't wait to see what Paula writes next."
The Overflowing Library blog.

"I cannot tell you how brilliant this novel is. Celia Frost is so brave and so loyal. The story concludes with lots of action, and the writer has written it so well that you feel like you’re in the story yourself. I recommend this to everyone – it is FABULOUS. 1000/10!"
The Mile Long Bookshelf blog.

"I simply planned to check out the first few chapters on the day I received the book, but the story started so strongly and quickly built up such a compulsive narrative, that I found myself 150 pages in and still struggling to pull myself away from it."
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