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Juno Dawson, author of dark teen thrillers, and non-fiction including Being a Boy and This Book is Gay

I think character types are a useful starting point. In my debut, Hollow Pike, I remember the teen characters all sounded too similar to being with. I began to imagine them as the Scooby Gang – a Velma, Daphne, Freddy and Shaggy and it suddenly became much easier to know which character would make what sort of contribution to conversation.

About Juno Dawson

JUNO DAWSON is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers. Her first non-fiction book, BEING A BOY, tackled puberty, sex and relationships in a frank and funny fashion, and …

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