Tuesdays are Just as Bad is a witty YA novel that deals with serious issues such as depression and teenage suicide written by Cethan Leahy, an exciting new talent in Irish fiction. Cethan chatted to Norma Burke for the Near FM Arts Show.
Some more about the book…
Troubled teenager Adam Murphy wakes up in hospital after a failed suicide attempt to finds he is not alone. In his room is someone only he can see and hear. Tied together by an invisible bond, Adam and his ghostly companion try to find a way to co-exist as Adam works to get his life back on track. Tuesdays are Just as Bad follows Adam as he returns to school, begins counselling and makes new friends. He has to deal with the reactions of his peers, teachers and family. Will the bullying stop? Why can’t his parents get off his case? As the pressure builds on Adam to appear ‘normal’, will his constant shadow turn out to be friend or foe?
Set in Cork City Tuesdays are Just as Bad wonderfully captures teenage ‘goings on’ in Ireland’s ‘Real Capital’.
Published by Mercier Press, Tuesdays are Just as Bad is now available nationwide.