Happy Publication Day For Katy Birchall & The It Girl: Team Awkward

We’re wishing Katy Birchall a totes amazeballs Publication Day as The It Girl: Team Awkward hits bookshelves today!

Team Awkward is the ruddy brilliant second book in the It Girl series published by Egmont, and we’re back following the latest adventures, mishaps and fringe fires of our favourite It Girl, Anna and her furry sidekick, Dog.

If everything Anna does is going to be seen by more than 10 million people, then she’s determined to find something that she’s really good at. Everyone else seems to have a ‘thing’ – especially the new girl at school, who’s been distracting Connor with their shared love of art. Luckily the school sports day is looming, and Anna is limbering up! What could go wrong?

As well as writing hilarious teen fiction, author Katy is also the Deputy Features Editor of Country Life Magazine. She won the 24/7 Theatre Festival Award in 2011 for Most Promising New Comedy Writer with her very serious play about a ninja monkey at a dinner party. Her four pet Labradors are the loves of her life, she is mildly obsessed with Jane Austen and one day she hopes to wake up as an elf in The Lord of the Rings.

Praise for Katy and the It Girl;

‘An exciting comic debut’ (Daily Telegraph)

Anna made me laugh throughout the book . . . she’s a lighthearted teen heroine for the John Green generation’(Wondrous Reads)

‘Full of laugh out loud moments. Katy Birchall is a new talent in the YA world and I can’t wait to read her next book’ (Bookbabblers)

A barrel of laughs from the beginning and so to read something a little lighter and so so much funnier than the serious books I’ve been reading recently. This was the perfect pick me up and I’m beyond excited that there’s a second It Girl book in the pieline.’ (thebookgeek13.com)

‘Fans of Geek Girl will love this!’ (Top of the Pops magazine)

For updates from Katy and what Anna (and Dog) will be up to next, check out her website here or follow her on Twitter @KatyBirchall