The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young 

The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young 

I am Comet Caldwell. And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name. People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.


But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the centre of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual harassment & threats of rape
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Drug use
  • Overdose
  • Parent with cancer
  • Bullying
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