Happy publication day to Sarah Hagger-Holt and her new novel Just Like Everyone Else which is published today by Usborne.

This commercial coming-of-age story for tweens exploring identity, family and self-acceptance, from award-winning author Sarah Hagger-Holt is a beautiful addition to bookshelves and adds a much-needed LGBTQ+ perspective to this genre.


Thirteen-year-old Aidan can’t breathe in his crowded family home. Running is his only respite from four loud sisters and involved, touchy-feely parents. Then his mum makes an announcement: she’s having another baby. Only, this time it’s not for her; she will be a surrogate for gay couple Justin and Atif.

Aidan is incensed. As if his family wasn’t embarrassing – or big – enough already. But he’s also scared. Aidan thinks he might be gay, and he’s really struggling to accept this possibility. He’s definitely not ready to come out, but what if being around Justin and Atif exposes him as gay?

If only he was just like everyone else.

We can’t wait for readers to discover this brilliant book, you can buy your copy here.

Congratulations Sarah!