Taking Down Evelyn Tait
A fun, lively and fast-paced coming of age novel that explores the different dynamics and fallout from a newly joint family, Taking Down Evelyn Tait is YA fiction at its finest.
A fun, lively and fast-paced coming of age novel that explores the different dynamics and fallout from a newly joint family, Taking Down Evelyn Tait is YA fiction at its finest. Showcasing realistic character growth that still allows the main character to maintain their chaotic self, this fresh, funny read doesn’t hold back from tackling more difficult topics like changing friendship dynamics, messy family relationships, and substance abuse. The characters are relatable and the angst (and love) is heartfelt with the sort of friendship we love to see in YA. An equally magnetic and chaotic read.
About the author
Poppy Nwosu is an author of young adult fiction. She has published three romantic contemporary novels: Making Friends with Alice Dyson (2019), Taking Down Evelyn Tait (2020), and Road Tripping with Pearl Nash (2021), and is the editor of the 2021 Wakefield Press YA anthology Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales (a project supported by an Australia Council for the Arts grant).
Her work has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and the Readings Young Adult Book Prize, and has been awarded the SA Writers Fellowship residency at Varuna Writers House, as well as an Arts SA grant. She has appeared at Adelaide Writers Week and Salisbury Writers Festival, among others.
Poppy is based in Adelaide, Australia.