Ella and her brother are the best of friends. With an absent father and distant mother, they have only each other to turn to. But growing up is harder than they both bargained for, and they each feel the pull of expectation. Ella, terrified of her body, retreats into herself. Her brother, dizzy at the prospect of manhood, doesn’t see the tragedy in time. What happens may cause a tremor between them that will never settle…

‘Ella Out of Shape’ is Becci’s first full-length narrative verse novel, and her first published work. It was taken on by Mardibooks in 2014 and is suitable for young adult and adult readers. For teenagers struggling with poetry for the first time, this is a good opening and is representative of Becci’s early work.

Ella Out of Shape is available to buy on Amazon here.