Rich and Mad (Paperback)
Maddie is a 16-year-old who decides she's ready to fall in love, and sets her sights on a popular boy in her theater club. As they embark upon a secret email relationship, Maddie starts to wonder--does he like her back? Or is a more average boy, a boy on the fringe who reads books, and who has a crush on her friend, the one who might ultimately touch her heart?
A novel about a teen who learns that your first love might not be the popular boy you notice first. The final scene of the book, which ends with their first love-making session, is tender, touching, and real.
Also available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-60684-120-4) and e-book (ISBN 978-1-60684-183-9) editions.
About the Author
William Nicholson is an acclaimed screenwriter ("Gladiator," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," "Nell") and playwright ("Shadowlands") who is the author of two popular fantasy trilogies, "The Wind on Fire" and" Noble Warriors." Cate Blanchett starred in his most recent film "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" in 2007.
"Rich and Mad is William Nicholson's first foray into the young adult genre. I certainly hope it isn't his last." - NY Journal of Books
". . . it's Rich and Maddy's honest (and explicit) exploration of themselves, love, sex, and each other that will most make an impression." - Publisher's Weekly
"[F]or those eager to figure out the emotional and physical dimensions of that crazy little thing called love, this is a remarkably thorough and consistenyly engaging treatment." - The Bulletin
"Nicholson does not shy away from sexual afflication, a characteristic that distinguishes the novel." - School Library Journal