Kiss Me First
Portsmouth First Fiction Award
Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year
Guardian First Book Award
Lottie Moggach's thrilling Kiss Me First is the inspiration for the major Channel 4 and Netflix TV series from the co-author of Skins, Bryan Elsey.
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Teenage identity in the digital age is explored in this innovative, unsettling and powerful coming-of-age story about a life lived online.
Sheltered and obsessive, Leila spends more time online than out in the real world. So she seems the ideal person to take over the virtual identity of the vivacious and fragile Tess, who wants to disappear. But even with all the facts at her fingertips, there are things that Leila can’t possibly know about Tess – or herself – until it is too late . .
This is a book for anyone who's ever spent any time online, and for anyone who feels they over-engage with social media... Kiss Me First is brilliant, one of those books you read till 3am. Not only is it acutely perceptive about the online world - all of it, not just the weirder end - but Lottie writes both Tess and Leila with a skill that borders on telepathy... Kiss Me First works as a coming-of-age story, as a mystery, as a psychological thriller, as satire - and as a fantastic read. It's about women, families relationships, intimacy and love, and it's bang on the money: Moggach has taken the online world's pulse and called it perfectly'
An outstanding first novel about a young woman who, with the internet as her ally, steers another woman towards suicide.
Books of the Year, Observer
‘I was gripped from the first page, moved throughout, and swallowed the book whole.’ Erin Kelly, author of The Poison Tree