Simon James Green,
Noah Can't Even
On this shortlist:
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.
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.
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: http://www.simonjamesgreen.com/
Follow him on Twitter: @simonjamesgreen
Noah Grimes, the main character in the book, has his own Twitter account: @NoahGrimes12
Hannah from King James's School:
Deaven from Guiseley school:
Emily from King James's School:
Tessa from Cardinal Heenan High School:
River from Royds School:
Poppy from King James's School:
Josie from Guiseley High School:
Bethany from Crawshaw Academy:
Jem from King James's School:
Zach from Prince henrys grammar school:
Grace from Prince Henrys Grammar School:
Miss from Cardinal Heenan: