Well this is just the hugest most awesome news! Biffy James’s Completely Normal (and other lies) has won the Griffith University Young Adult Book Award at the Queensland Literary Awards!
Here are the judge’s comments:
“Structurally sophisticated, Completely Normal (and Other Lies) explores grief and trauma through a young woman constantly claiming, ‘I’m fine’ when it’s clear she’s not. Stella’s journey to self-acceptance and worth reaffirms the value of quality therapy for young people, exposed and vulnerable to the impact of an all-consuming digital world.”
HUGE congratulations to Biffy James – and her publisher, Hardie Grant!