Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlisting – If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

Posted in Awards on Thu, 9 February at 6.07 pm

If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the older readers’ category! #WCBP23 Congratulations to author Cynthia So.

“An epic, evocative queer romance that is also a heartfelt love letter to comics and storytelling, So’s gorgeous debut about two girls separated by an ocean but united by their love for fan-fiction.” – Waterstones

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is chosen by Waterstones booksellers – marking their continuing commitment to championing the finest new talent in children’s writing and illustration today.

About If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

Elsie has a crush on Ada, the only person in the world who truly understands her. Unfortunately, they’ve never met in real life and Ada lives an ocean away. But Elsie has decided it’s now or never to tell Ada how she feels. That is, until her long-lost best friend Joan walks back into her life.

In a summer of repairing broken connections and building surprising new ones, Elsie realises that she isn’t nearly as alone as she thought. But now she has a choice to make…

A lyrical contemporary story about falling in love and finding yourself in the process, for fans of The Black Flamingo, The Falling in Love Montage and Alice Oseman.

If You Still Recognise Me