Helena Close

Things I Know

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How do you piece yourself back together when everything falls apart?
18-year-old Saoirse hates school. And so does her boyfriend. But when her boyfriend makes an irreversible decision just before final exams, Saoirse soon finds everyone blaming her - including herself.
Shunned, secluded, and suffering, she struggles to find a way to reduce her anxiety. And when things go from bad to worse, Saoirse must learn to regain hope to find and foster herself again.
A deeply moving and incredibly relevant YA novel about mental illness and recovery, "Things I Know" is the perfect read for fans of Selena Gomez’ "My Mind and Me".
"Things I Know" was nominated for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing 2023.
Helena Close is an Irish author from Limerick City in Ireland. Writing full-time for over 20 years, her debut YA novel "The Gone Book" was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2020.
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