Jenny Valentine is an award-winning writer for Young Adults. Her first novel Finding Violet Park won the Guardian prize in 2007 and since then she has written many books, including Broken Soup and Fire Colour One, as well as young fiction series Iggy and Me. Her work has been published in 19 countries. In 2017 she was the Hay Festival International Fellow, spending the year meeting and learning from teenagers all over the world. She works to empower and give a voice to young people. She lives all over the place and has two daughters.
Over-flowing with good humour * Books For Keeps * Written with all Valentine's usual skill and empathy we are drawn into the world of Joy and her difficult transition to life without the globe-trotting. The characters are clearly drawn, with an authentic family dynamic. The perfect length for readers enjoying a longer read as their next step. * LoveReading4Kids * I love Jenny's writing; it's funny, smart and deft, with lots within it to delight the reader. -- Nicola Skinner, author of Bloom One of the most bright and joyous books I've ever read! It's impossible not to fall in love with Joy and her story - it's just the silver lining we all need right now. -- Benjamin Dean, author of Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow