When Elle McNicoll researched the representation of neurodivergent characters in books for children and young adults, she drew a blank. She decided that the only way to redress the problem was to find a job in publishing.
But Elle went one better than that by writing A Kind of Spark, which was published in 2020 to critical acclaim, being chosen as Blackwell’s Book of the Year 2020.
In this podcast, she talks about her second novel Show Us Who You Are.
Show Us Who You Are
When Cora’s brother drags her along to his boss’s house, she doesn’t expect to strike up a friendship with Adrien, son of the intimidating CEO of Pomegranate Technologies. As she becomes part of Adrien’s life, she is also drawn into the mysterious projects at Pomegranate.
At first, she’s intrigued by them – Pomegranate is using AI to recreate real people in hologram form. As she digs deeper, however, she uncovers darker secrets… Cora knows she must unravel their plans, but can she fight to make her voice heard, whilst never losing sight of herself?
Read a review on the Just Imagine website