'Grow Up' is a hilarious tragi-comedy about
a boy called Jasper and a handful of his mates
in their final year of school. Written by 18 year
old Ben Brooks, this is a wild comedy driven
by a thundering sense of black humour. The tone
is irreverent, sparky, sometimes psychedelic,
and full of the highs and lows of sex, drugs, exams, friendship, teenage suicide, parental break-up,
online alienation, multiculturalism, art therapy and chatrooms.
Below is the chosen book jacket together
with a few other shortlisted creative solutions.
"The cover design for 'Grow Up' is a wonder.
It perfectly captures the feeling of the book whilst
still being a bold and haunting piece of art in its
own right. I couldn't be happier."