Author(s): Steven Camden
The Stunningly original new YA novel from renowned spoken-word poet Steven Camden, AKA PolarBearMarcie is real. With real problems.For years she has been hitching a ride on the train of her best friend Cara's life. Now there's only one more summer until they're off to uni together.Just like they planned.But Marcie has a secret, and time is running out for her to decide what she really wants.Years ago, Thor was also Marcie's friend before she cast him out, back to his own world. Time is running out for him too.If he doesn't make a decision soon, he's going to face the fade.But Thor is not real. And that's a real problem . . .
A twisty and starkly original novel by UK based performance poet Steven Camden, Nobody Real tells the tale of Marcie and her Imaginary Friend Thor. Marcie is facing the real life struggles of the end of her adolescence, an unhinged father and now Thor, though he might be superhumanly strong, is not quite real and this might mean Marcie's once imaginary friend could have to face a dark fate. Quirky and enjoyable, think a darker maturer take on Pixar's 'Inside Out' for Teenagers. Ages 12+ (Staff pick by BA @ The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop)
Steven Camden is a leading spoken-word poet, performing as Polarbear. He also writes radio plays, teaches storytelling in schools, and was a lead artist for The Ministry of Stories. You can find out more about Steven at www.facebook.com/stevencamdentheauthor and you can also follow him on twitter at @homeofpolar.