Book cover for The State of Grace

The State of Grace

Ages 12 to 16



06 April 2017
288 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


The best books captivate, entertain and make readers think – and Rachael Lucas’s State of Grace ticks all of these boxes. Lucas, the author of several novels for grown-ups, tells the story of 15-year-old Grace, a girl with Asperger’s who describes her brain as being like “a million shooting stars flying out in different directions”. A witty and engaging read about family, friends and first love
A sweetly funny look at first love, family and faking it told from the perspective of a heroine with Asperger's and her own particular way of looking at the world.
A rare example of a convincing female protagonist with autism in a compelling and well-crafted romance.
Grace’s keen sense of humor and honesty are irresistible, and the book exudes positivity and warmth