Steady For This

Nathanael Lessore

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Nathanael Lessore
Hot Key Books



Steady For This: the laugh-out-loud and unforgettable teen novel of the year!

Meet MC Growls, wannabe rapper and star of the show in this hilarious and heart-warming teen debut.

Shaun, otherwise known as MC Growls, loves the spotlight. It always gives him the perfect opportunity to show off his amazing rap skills – so entering the school Raptology competition really is a no-brainer! Especially when it means, Tanisha (his crush) will see how talented he really is.  

However for Growls, nothing is ever plain sailing! Since his livestream fail has gone viral, he is now the laughing stock of the entire school – even Tanisha is avoiding him. How can he continue to show his face at school? Will anyone ever respect him again? How will he regain his reputation in time for the competition?

Hilarious and heartwarming, it's impossible not to love Growls and his raw, uplifting way of seeing the world. Deftly written and an incredible debut, Steady For This is pure joy and laughter  ― Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth

Crammed with outrageously hilarious wordplay, Lessore's exuberant debut for 12+ is a southeast London celebration of teen awkwardness, creativity and silly joy ―  Imogen Russell Williams ― The Guardian

Working alongside Hot Key Books on their debut teen fiction novels is always a pleasure for the production team at Easypress. When creating the first proof of Steady For This, our platform Atomik ePublisher allowed the production team to work seamlessly alongside the editors at Hot Key Books to ensure their deadlines were met.

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We thoroughly look forward to working with Hot Key Books on any future novels by Nathanael Lessore!