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Lisa Thompson

Lisa’s first novel, The Goldfish Boy, was one of the biggest selling debut books of 2017
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What was your favourite childhood book and why?

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White had a profound effect on me when I read it as a child as it was the first book to make me cry. I remember thinking how incredible it was that just pieces of paper, covered with words, had the ability to make me feel so emotional! That was when I first realised how powerful books could be. 

Which of your own books is your favourite and why?

I think most authors would say that this is a really difficult question to answer! I usually say The Goldfish Boy as it was my first to be published. The feeling of seeing my book in a book shop for the very first time will stay with me forever!  I think The Light Jar has been my favourite to write. It's quite dark and there are a few twists and turns. I love to take a reader in a direction they weren't expecting!

Why do you choose to read?

For me, reading is a way to relax and also a way to create films in your very own head! Even if we read the same book the pictures we imagine will look different to all of us and I love that!  Also you can't beat the feeling of being really engrossed in a book, the feeling of loss when you turn the last page, and the excitement of beginning another one!

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