A coming-of-age, dark comedy, set in suburban London. Plunge into the mind of Amelia, a desperately average, desperately miserable teenager, on an inadvertent quest for self-fulfilment. For her, life is about breaking free, and she believes new friends are just the impetus. But can they really help her achieve what she wants?
Amelia lives alone with her drunk, widowed father. She is a teenager bored with life. Seeking liberation, she takes the opportunity to hang out with the Grungers, a group of boys with a notorious reputation at her school. She joins Hector, Ali, Simon, Limpitt and Jerk to their secret lair in the woods, and is introduced to a world of smoking weed, drinking and partying. During this time she begins to slip away from her disagreeable (yet only) friend Imogen. Her new friendships come at a cost, and her hunger for sin begins to consume her. Unable to trust those she has rejected and blind to the danger she has put herself in, Amelia’s life spirals out of control. Can she discover who is truly looking out for her before it’s too late?
About the Author
My writing career began when I was first able to put pen to paper. My first book was titled ‘The Dream Machine’, which I wrote and illustrated, aged 5. I believe my mother still has the original copy. Since then I have been a prolific storywriter and diarist. It was in fact diary entries from my tumultuous teens that greatly contributed to my writing of ‘The Grungers’. My other passion in life is film. Having completed a degree in Film in 2008, I duly decided it was the industry I wanted to work in. I now earn my bread and butter as a Production Manager working across various projects and platforms. I will always aspire to combine both my passions for filmmaking and writing, a link I hope to develop in the not too distant future.
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