Very Nearly Normal

    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings
    • £2.99
    • £2.99

Publisher Description

‘Delightfully romantic’ ISABELLE BROOM
‘A compelling, quirky love story’ MIRANDA DICKINSON
‘An unconventional romance – real and raw’ ANNA BELL

Effie’s not perfect. Neither is Theo. But together, they’re pretty close.
Matilda ‘Effie’ Heaton has always felt like she’s swimming against the tide. Everyone around her has life sorted, but Effie’s living with her parents and crying into a wine bottle at night. The only thing she loves is her job at a bookshop, where she can lose herself in other people’s stories.
But then she meets Theo, who knows only too well that life isn’t something to take for granted.
Because Theo has a life-changing secret, and as Effie starts to realise that she’s falling in love instead of falling apart, fate steps in and deals her a new hand. And this time, the stakes are high.

A gorgeous, heart-breaking read for fans of Jojo Moyes and Gail Honeyman. If you love this, don’t miss Hannah Sunderland’s new book, At First Sight.

What readers are saying about Very Nearly Normal…

‘I haven’t been able to put it down …a rollercoaster of emotions’ ***** Reader Review

‘I loved it from page one and every page after that I loved it more’ ***** Reader Review

‘Made me laugh and smile, but also cry for the real struggles Effie and Theo faced’ ***** Reader Review

‘Life-affirming, funny and relatable. A twist I didn’t see coming’ ***** Reader Review


‘A compelling, quirky love story that feels fresh and revelant, told with huge warmth and heart from start to finish. I loved it!’ Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Day We Meet Again

‘Very Nearly Normal is a love story with a difference: dark and at times painfully astute, uplifting and unusual.’ Gillian McAllister, author of Everything But The Truth

'A delightfully romantic and endlessly enjoyable love story.’ Isabelle Broom, author of One Winter Morning

‘Beautiful – I am a tiny bit broken.’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

’An unconventional romance that’s real and raw – I struggled to put it down.’ Anna Bell

‘A corker of a debut! I loved Effie. Her flaws made her a great character. A 2020 reading highlight! 5 stars!’ Catherine Miller, author of The Day That Changed Everything

About the author

Hannah Sunderland was born and bred in Sutton Coldfield, north of Birmingham, where she still lives with her menagerie of animals. She has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art and now runs her own business, a company that makes props for crime scene reconstruction.

She inherited the writing gene from her father. She has an obsessional love of stationery, cats and Sour Patch Kids. The writing bug set in when someone handed her a notebook and she realised that she could create a world within it. Her claim to fame is playing Tree #4 in her year one school play.

Fiction & Literature
14 May

Customer Reviews

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Such a gripping read - I could not put the book down! 100% read this book as it is an eye opener to life and I felt a real connection to Effie and all the characters. You will feel every kind of emotion but in the end the main one you feel is love!

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