Stargazing for Beginners


Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her Big Important Causes. But while Meg may understand how the universe was formed, baby Elsa is a complete mystery to her.

And Mum’s disappearance has come at the worst time: Meg is desperate to win a competition to get the chance to visit NASA headquarters, but to do this she has to beat close rival Ed. Can Meg pull off this double life of caring for Elsa and following her own dreams?

She’ll need a miracle of cosmic proportions…


“Funny and moving, this book is a treat.” The Guardian

“One of the best contemporary writers we’ve got”   Anna James

“My boys and I love, love, love Stargazing for Beginners. Laughed so much, so often, I couldn’t read!” Lisa Heathfield

“Perfectly made…one of my favourite books of the year so far, if not ever.”  Heart Full of Books

“A gorgeous, funny and warm read” Karen Gregory

“Her best book yet (which is saying something)” Perdita Cargill

“So gorgeous” Abie Longstaff

“Oh my, this book was so adorably cute, I can’t handle it…If you are a fan of contemporary YA, you definitely need to read this book.” Reviews From A Bookworm

Stargazing for Beginners is published by Bloomsbury on April 6th 2017.

Pre-order it now at Waterstones, Amazon, WHSmith, Foyles and Bloomsbury