Francesca Simon’s first novel for young teens is a darkly funny look at life through the eyes of Hel, ordinary teenager – and goddess of the underworld.
Just one more thing. Before you reject me, before you hate me, remember: I never asked to be Hel’s queen.
A drama like no other. You think you’ve got problems with your family? Meet Hel. Most teenagers get sent to their rooms when the adults aren’t happy. Hel gets sent to rule over the dead for all eternity. Most teenagers just doodle their crush’s name in their diary when they miss them. Hel has to wait for someone to murder hers before she can see them again. But then again, most teenagers don’t get to rule an entire world either…
This is best-selling children’s author Francesca Simon’s wonderful first foray into books for older children and teenagers, and it is a teen rant on an entirely epic scale.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD 2016
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017