Sonny and Me

About The Book

"‘Whoever said yer school days are the best days ae yer life was at the absolute wind up."


‘Whoever said yer school days are the best days ae yer life was at the absolute wind up. I hink maist adults dinnae mind whit it was really like. Wait til yeese hear whit Sonny and me got detention for...’

Daughter and Sonny are two best friends just trying to get through fourth year at high school. But when their favourite teacher leaves unexpectedly, and no one will say why, the boys decide to start their own investigation. As they dig deeper into the staff at Battlefield High, they discover a dark secret which one person will kill to protect...Will they uncover the truth without being expelled? Can their friendship survive when personal secrets are revealed? And will they manage to skive off double English?"

Hilarious mix of crime, comedy and inclusivity. The Scots language and those that speak it are underrepresented in YA literature, but Ross Sayers' books are changing all that.

Themes: Scots language, LGBTQ+, Social Class, MS

Check out the Author

Ross Sayers is a writer of contemporary Scottish fiction for young adults. His debut novel, Mary's the Name released in 2017, was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Sonny and Me, is his second novel and was released in 2019. His third book, Daisy on the Outer Line, came out in December 2020..

The use of the Scots language in his books adds a depth of realism to the dialouge, alongside much needed representation of Scottish culture almost unique in the YA literature field. Find out more on his website or Twitter.

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