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Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

ISBN
9780571366071
Published
22/04/2021
9780571366071
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
256

About the Book

'I can't remember ever reading anything so moving . . . It's so beautiful.' MARIAN KEYES

They say boys don't cry.
But Finn's seen his Da do it when he thinks no one's looking, so that's not true.
And isn't it OK to be sad, when bad things happen?

They say boys don't cry, but you might . . .

'Unforgettable.' Donal Ryan

'Authentic to the bone' Kit de Waal

It will break your heart in a million different ways.' Louise O'Neill

'Powerful and poignant.' Ruth Hogan

'Hilarious and heartbreaking.' Louise Nealon

What readers are saying:


‘Fiona Scarlett is certainly up there with the likes of Roddy Doyle . . . A beautifully written, authentic novel, that will make you both laugh and cry, I just want to recommend this book to everyone.’

‘This is a heartbreaking and very emotional novel that is exquisitely written. Fíona's writing style helps to bring such raw emotion to the text that it was impossible to not shed a tear!’

‘I cried so much reading this book . . . A stunning read that I’ll be thinking about for a long time.’

‘There is a lot of humour to balance the heartache . . . All humanity is here, in all its shades, and that’s what stays with you long after you finish reading. A brilliant debut.’

'I can't remember ever reading anything so moving . . . It's so beautiful.' MARIAN KEYESThey say boys don't cry.But Finn's seen his Da do it when he thinks no one's looking, so that's not true.And isn't it OK to be sad, when bad things happen?They say boys don't cry, but you might . . .'Unforgettable.' Donal Ryan'Authentic to the bone' Kit de WaalIt will break your heart in a million different ways.' Louise O'Neill'Powerful and poignant.' Ruth Hogan'Hilarious and heartbreaking.' Louise NealonWhat readers are saying:‘Fiona Scarlett is certainly up there with the likes of Roddy Doyle . . . A beautifully written, authentic novel, that will make you both laugh and cry, I just want to recommend this book to everyone.’‘This is a heartbreaking and very emotional novel that is exquisitely written. Fíona's writing style helps to bring such raw emotion to the text that it was impossible to not shed a tear!’‘I cried so much reading this book . . . A stunning read that I’ll be thinking about for a long time.’‘There is a lot of humour to balance the heartache . . . All humanity is here, in all its shades, and that’s what stays with you long after you finish reading. A brilliant debut.’
  • Fíona Scarlett

    Fíona Scarlett is from Dublin but now living in Co. Kildare with her husband and two children. She holds an MLitt in creative writing from the University of Glasgow as well as a masters in early childhood education. She was awarded the Denis O’Driscoll Literary Bursary through Kildare County Council in 2019 and a Literature Bursary through the National Arts Council Ireland in 2020. She works full time as a primary school teacher and Boys Don’t Cry is her debut novel.

“I can't remember ever reading anything so moving . . . It's so beautiful.”
- Marian Keyes
“A lyrical, beautifully written story that explores toxic masculinity through the eyes of children. I couldn’t put it down.”
- Christie Watson