*Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020*
*Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2020*
*Shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Debut Romantic Novel Award 2020*
'Powerful, relatable and uplifting' - Emily Barr, author of The One Memory of Flora Banks
How can I hold myself together, when everything around me is falling apart?
Neena's always been a good girl - great grades, parent-approved friends and absolutely no boyfriends.
But ever since her brother Akash left her, she's been slowly falling apart - and uncovering a new version of herself who is freer, but altogether more dangerous.
As her wild behaviour spirals more and more out of control, Neena's grip on her sanity begins to weaken too.
And when her parents announce not one but two life-changing bombshells, she finally reaches breaking point.
But as Neena is about to discover, when your life falls apart, only love can piece you back together.
Smith-Barton's portrayal from the inside of a mind warping under intense pressure is powerful stuff, almost making the point that first love is close to being a psychotic episode in itself. That's a refreshing and realistic spin on the average teen romance.
Powerful, relatable and uplifting
An honest, thought-provoking story about grief and mental health
A sensitive exploration of the fractures and fissures of mental breakdown from a vital new voice in YA fiction
Smith-Barton . . . writes powerfully about mental health, psychosis and growing up between cultures
WOW! The Million Pieces Of Neena Gill is an authentic, compelling & touching portrayal of teenage Neena's journey through the deterioration of her mental health