Care Less by Kirsty Capes
Sometimes it's easy to fall between the cracks....
At 3.04 p.m. on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out she's pregnant.
She could tell her social worker Henry, but he's useless.
She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won't understand.
She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn't spoken to him in weeks.
Bess knows more than anyone that love doesn't come without conditions.
But this isn't a love story...
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022
"The literary equivalent of gold dust." ― Benjamin Zephaniah
"I am so proud of my super-talented former student, Kirsty Capes. I'm so impressed with how her writing has flourished with the cracking characters and energetic prose of her fantastic debut novel." ― Bernardine Evaristo
"Vivid, bold and beautifully observed."―Abbie Greaves