Noah Can't Even

Noah Can't Even

Simon James Green,

Noah Can't Even

Scholastic, 2017

ISBN 9781407179940

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Who Wrote It?

Simon James Green was born in Nottingham and now lives in London. He went to Cambridge University where he studied law, but much preferred writing to becoming a lawyer.

Besides being an author, Simon also writes screenplays and also directs and has been involved in West End productions such as West Side Story and The Rocky Horror Show.

Noah Can’t Even is his first book if you don’t include the one he typed on his Gran’s typewriter when he was aged 12. That was called Toxic Danger, but didn’t quite manage to secure a book deal.

What's It About?

Painfully geeky Noah Grimes thinks his best chance at social normalcy is to strike up a romance with Sophie. But his plans are hopelessly derailed when his best (and only) friend Harry kisses him at a party. That's when things go from bad to utter chaos.

Fact File

Things Simon likes are coffee, After Eight mints and not going to the gym.

Things he doesn’t like: bad manners and quinoa.

Find out more information about Simon on his website:

Follow him on Twitter: @simonjamesgreen

Noah Grimes, the main character in the book, has his own Twitter account: @NoahGrimes12

Your Reviews

Miss from Cardinal Heenan:

I really enjoyed this book - it really reminded me of the struggles of being a teenager and worrying so much about what people at school would think about the choices I made. It was a great story, showing the importance of being true to yourself and sticking with your friends through tough times.

Miss gave Noah Can't Even 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Countless by Karen Gregory.