Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior)

Shortlist 2022

Frankie's World by Aoife Dooley

Frankie’s World

By Aoife Dooley

How do you fit in and stand out when you feel different to everyone around you?

12-year-old Frankie knows she’s not like anyone else in her class: she’s different, but she can’t quite figure out why. Is it the new freckle on her nose, or the fact she’s small for her age? Or that she has to go to the hospital sometimes? Everyone else seems to think she’s weird too, and they make fun of her at school. Frankie’s dad left when she was a baby – maybe he was different too? It would explain why she always feels like an alien. So she and her best-friend Sam embark on a mission to track him down. A graphic novel like no other, told with humour, heart and a unique perspective on autism. Brought to life in glorious two-colour. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier.

About Aoife Dooley...

Aoife Dooley is an Irish writer, award-winning illustrator, comedian and graphic designer. Aoife openly shares her experiences of being diagnosed as autistic at the age of 27, neurodiversity and how a diagnosis helped her to truly understand herself.

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