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A fresh, fierce and sharply funny YA debut about breaking taboos and learning how to cope when life literally goes to shit. Perfect for fans of Sex Education, Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth and Bryony Gordon.

When sixteen-year-old Freya collapses and wakes up to discover a surgeon has given her a temporary ostomy bag, her dreams of the perfect summer go down the toilet. Suddenly, it’s goodbye, Marbella and hello, poo camp when her parents send her to a specialist camp in the Scottish Highlands for children with bowel disease.

With the help of her campmate Chris, Freya slowly learns to live with her bag, but, back in the real world, she is determined to get her old life back and prove to her classmates that she’s more than just ‘Shitbag’ by winning back her ex-boyfriend, Lockie.

But as Freya’s feelings for Chris grow, shit is sure to hit the fan, and Freya could end up with only her bag by her side …

©2023 Xena Knox Limited (P)2023 Hodder & Stoughton Limited


'A compelling and insightful read that sheds a brilliant light on hugely important topics'
'What an incredible read! Freya is feisty & unfiltered - and now she has an ileostomy bag & is furious. This unflinching story of disgust, humiliation and hard-won wins educated me in the most entertaining of ways ... Highly recommend'
Sue Wallman, author of Lying About Last Summer
'A must read! With disability representation and written from Xena's own experience, it's full of sass, humour, embarrassing moments and something all teens will love. Xena's characters feel SO real, you'll be hooked from the first page'
A. M. Dassu, author of Boy, Everywhere
'This bold, brilliantly funny book is the best YA novel I've read this year. Xena Knox is one to watch!'
Cat Clarke, author of Girlhood
'What could have been another "issues" book is elevated by Knox's writing and her whip-smart and honest main character. A funny and charming read'
Irish Independent
'Funny, direct, real-feeling and romantic, this superb YA debut conveys the reality of managing life with an ostomy'
The Guardian
A sharp, funny book that addresses a hidden issue
The School Librarian