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  • SubGenre:Coming of Age
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Pages:262
  • Paperback ISBN:9798989240715

These Perfectly Careless Things

A Spicy, Coming-Of-Age Debut Novel

by Tash Doherty

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Step into the world of 15-year-old Abbie Chesterton in "These Perfectly Careless Things," a funny, spicy, and relatable coming-of-age debut novel by Tash Doherty. Set in 2010 London, Abbie is struggling to find herself amidst her world of private school gossip. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets the enigmatic Jonah Wood, an American of the same age with an intriguing intellect. Join Abbie on a journey of art, adventure, and intimate exploration as she pursues the perfect portfolio to secure a spot at Jonah's prestigious school. But blinded by ambition, Abbie risks losing everything, including her best friend, Julie. When she realizes how much Jonah has changed her, it may already be too late.
Enter the vibrant world of "These Perfectly Careless Things," Tash Doherty's captivating, spicy, and funny coming-of-age debut novel that will resonate with fans of Euphoria and Sally Rooney. In the bustling landscape of 2010 London, 15-year-old Abbie Chesterton finds herself entangled in the whirlwind of private school gossip and the quest to uncover her true self. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she crosses paths with Jonah Wood on her way to a house party. Jonah, an intriguing and eccentric American of the same age, bewitches Abbie with his intellect and charm. As Abbie embarks on inspiring adventures around the city with Jonah, she discovers the courage to pursue her artistic passions and the curiosity to explore her most intimate fantasies. Her dreams become entwined with the ambition of crafting the perfect portfolio, a key to gaining admission to Jonah's esteemed academic institution, St. Peter's Collegiate. However, in her relentless pursuit of success, Abbie inadvertently leaves behind those who have always been by her side, including her best friend, Julie. It will take something dramatic and life-changing for Abbie to realize how blinded she was by ambition. But by then, it might already be too late.
About the author
Tash Doherty is a multi-faceted British-Irish-American writer and author. She is the creative mind behind Misseducated, a blog and podcast for business and pleasure, ranked in the top 5% of podcasts globally. Tash's journey as a writer began at the age of 14 when she embarked on her first novel, "These Perfectly Careless Things," a dream she finally realized by self-publishing the book in September 2023. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Tash's professional journey has encompassed roles in analytics at Postmates and Vox Media, while she continues to provide corporate consulting services to pay the bills. Tash lives in Mexico City, where she is pursuing her passions for storytelling, cempasúchil and hummingbirds. Her favorite topics to write about include female pleasure and therapeutic psychedelics.

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