Author: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, Eleanor Wood
Pages: 320 Pages
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
The Breakfast Club meets One Day in Floored, a unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.
When they got in the lift that morning, they were strangers. Sasha, who is at the UK’s biggest TV centre desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he’s by far the richest – and best-looking – guy in the lift; Velvet, who regrets wearing the world’s least comfortable shoes to work experience; Dawson, who isn’t the good-looking teen star he was and desperate not to be recognized; Kaitlyn, who’s slowly losing her sight but won’t admit it, and Joe, who shouldn’t be there at all, but who wants to be there the most.
And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year . . .
I can honestly say that I have never read a book that has so many authors attached to it. The authors of Floored is made up of seven of the most noteworthy names in contemporary young adult fiction and whilst I cannot claim to have read other books by all of the authors I now know that I wouldn’t hesitate to pick them up because Floored is brilliant.
Six people from varying different backgrounds – socially, economically, sexually, etc – all meet whilst travelling in a lift. After a shocking incident occurs, the six lives become inextricably linked. Every year the motley crew meet and we watch as their lives unfold in front of us.
What I loved about Floored was thee diversity in the characters. They all had some trials and tribulations to get through, they all had something that was breaking them but they managed to deal with it. Each one was strong in their own way. The range in voices really added to the way the story unfolded. The multi-perspective multi-layering was so engaging.
I genuinely hope that this collection of authors collaborates again. They are like Captain Planet – when their forces combine they become greater than their individual parts which were pretty great to begin with.
Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Bynre, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, and Eleanor Wood is available now.
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