Little Bang bookcover

Little Bang

Kelly McCaughrain

A bittersweet Northern Irish romance that takes a new look at teen pregnancy, the magic and mess of first relationships, and a young woman’s right to choose her own future.

““A fantastically clever novel”“ – Sarah Crossan ““Full of authentic humour, youthful hyperbole and hope”“ – Books of the Year, The Big Issue ““Deeply true. A book to press into the hands of others”“ – Deirdre Sullivan ““Warm and wise”“ – The Bookseller ““Everyone who loved Derry Girls, this is the book for you!”“ – Sarah Webb ““Bursting with humour, compassion, and characters that fizz with life”“ – Padraig Kenny ““Romantic, funny, important”“ – Jenny Ireland

Beneath the New Year’s Eve fireworks, shy science-nerd Mel and slacker songwriter Sid get pregnant on their first date. Any sixteen-year-olds would expect trouble – but this is Northern Ireland 2018, where abortion is still illegal. Mel’s religious parents insist she must keep the baby, whilst Sid’s feminist mum pushes for a termination.

Mel and Sid are determined to do this together, but they soon discover that pregnancy is totally different for boys and girls. When their relationship starts to fall apart under all the pressure, Mel finds herself feeling alone with the impossible dilemma of the Little Bang growing inside her.

The Reading Agency

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