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NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 CARNEGIE MEDAL

JEMIMA SMALL

VERSUS THE UNIVERSE

I'm going to tell you the word that ruins my entire life: Big.

Because my name is Jemima Small but I am exactly the opposite...

The Bookseller

A triumph of body positivity

DAILY TELEGRAPH

A thoroughly modern heroine

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Drily funny, this touching book gives its readers permission to take up space

the Guardian

An ode to body positivity... funny, smart and mischievous

the i paper

A brilliantly funny and touching new novel exploring big issues of bullying, body confidence and, most importantly, learning to be happy with who you are.

Jemima Small is funny and super smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still feel like nothing…

 

Called Jemima Big by practically everybody at school, Jemima doesn't think her life could get any worse. Until she's weighed in front of her entire class and forced to join the school’s new "special" healthy lifestyle group - A.K.A Fat Club. She could not feel any less special.

 

But, Jemima knows that the biggest stars in the universe are the brightest, so when she's given the chance to apply for her favourite TV quiz show, maybe it's her time to shine.

BBC Radio Leicester interview - Tamsin Winter
00:00 / 00:00

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ALSO BY TAMSIN WINTER...

I have not been a very nice person.

I have lied to a lot of people I know. In fact, everyone I know.

You are probably not going to like me very much.

I have done some bad things. Some really bad things.

I am

Miss Nobody.

"Beautifully crafted and hugely moving."

Lucy Strange,

author of Our Castle By The Sea

Nominated for the 2018 Carnegie Medal

Eleven-year-old Rosalind is mortifyingly shy and cannot speak at all, well, not in front of anyone at school. Her classmates CALL HER weird and she becomes the perfect target for bullying - someone who cannot fight back.
 
So, Rosalind starts Miss Nobody - an anonymous blog to expose the bullies at her school. But, as her blog starts trending, things begin to spiral out of control. There is only one thing Rosalind has to do - speak up. 
 
But how do you do that when you can't actually speak?

LEICESTER TEEN FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018