Young Adult Non-fiction
ebook ISBN: 978-1-9998053-6-4
Winner for Best Non-Fiction The People's Book Prize 2019
Number 1 bestseller Amazon & Waterstones
'A fascinating and moving account'
The London Magazine
ABOUT: From a darkened world, bound by four walls, a young woman called Jessica tells the tale of her battle against the M.E Monster. The severest form of a neuro immune disease called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis went to war with her at just 15 years old. From beneath her dark glasses, Jessica glimpses a world far different from the one she remembers as a teenage school girl. This true story follows her path as she ends up living in hospital for years with tubes keeping her alive. This harrowing story follows the highs and lows of the disease and being hospitalised, captured through her voice activated technology diary called ‘Bug’ that enables her to fulfil her dream of one day becoming an author. It provides a raw, real-time honesty to the story that would be impossible to capture in hindsight.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jessica Taylor-Bearman is the number 1 bestselling author of A Girl Behind Dark Glasses which shares her real life experience with living with M.E (Myalgic Encephalomyletis). Jessica is the founder of Share a Star, a charity that helps seriously unwell youngsters. She writes a blog called The World of One Room and has a YouTube video of the same name that has reached tens of thousands of people in multiple countries. Jessica has also featured in a film called Unrest. She is an advocate for raising awareness of M.E. A Girl Behind Dark Glasses has stayed on the bestsellers list since its release in 2018.
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