by David Nicholls
✅ Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
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A decade after her phenomenal bestseller, One Day, David Nicholls, returns with a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age story. Said of a life-changing summer, explore, with genuine tenderness – the revolutionary impact of first love in an ordinary life. A expert to bring to mind what it really feels like to be young and alive, Nicholls’ novel promises to be something very special. A life-changing summer, Charlie meets Fran… In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the type of guy who does not remember the school of photography. The exams have not gone well. At home he is searching for his father, when surely it should be the opposite, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a sort of terror. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life, and in spite of himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must face a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and ask him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more scary. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare. Touching, funny, charming, devastating, Sweet Pain is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood, and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the life-giving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be watched directly after it is burned.
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