Witty YA novel that deals with serious issues such as depression and teenage suicide written by an exciting new talent in Irish fiction.
When troubled teenager Adam wakes in hospital after a suicide attempt, he finds that he has company. A ghost. Or perhaps it's something else. This 'ghost' is as confused as Adam about the whole situation.
Narrated from the point of view of this 'ghost', 'Tuesdays are just as Bad' follows Adam as he attempts to return to normal life - whatever that is. When Adam makes new friends via his counselling sessions, he ends up developing a relationship with one of the gang, Aoife. Surrounded by these friends, Adam starts to feel happy again. The 'ghost', however, becomes jealous. In the end, he decides that the only way he can be free of this feeling is to isolate Adam so he can have him all to himself, with catastrophic results.
A mix of Louise O'Neill's 'Asking for It' and 'Nothing Tastes as Good' by Claire Hennessy.
Cethan Leahy is a writer, filmmaker, and editor of Irish literary magazine 'The Penny Dreadful'. His short stories are published in 'The Looking Glass,' 'Wordlegs' and 'Five Dials' and he has written two Fiction Express eBooks for Middle Grade, 'The Chosen One (and his mum and his dad and his sister)' and 'Prince Charming and his Quest for a Wife'. Cethan's animation short 'The Beast of Bath' was broadcast on national television. His short film 'The Amazing' appeared in Cork film anthology 'Cork, Like' in 2013. His radio programmes, including children's drama 'Tales from the Fairy Fort', have appeared on LifeFM and RTEJnr digital radio. He has also contributed illustration work to Cork comics press Turncoat Press.