Today marks publication of Manjeet Mann’s extraordinary YA debut, Run, Rebelwith Penguin Random House Children’s.

Told in verse, it charts the life of Amber who fights against her family’s rules and expectations to gain the life she wants. Run, Rebel is a trailblazing verse novel that thunders with rhythm, heart and soul – perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur.

Early reader reviews have said, “Run, Rebel was incredible, beautiful, real and heartbreaking. I haven’t had a book impact me like this in a very long time.” The book is also being called “a beautiful, heartfelt read full of hope and courage” and “a breathtaking novel about patriarchy, privilege and generational trauma.”

‘I am restless, my feet need to fly.’

Amber is trapped – by her father’s rules, by his expectations, by her own fears.

Now she’s ready to fight – for her mother, for her sister, for herself.

Freedom always comes at a price.

Manjeet is an actress, playwright, screenwriter and director. She is the founder of Run The World – an organization that works with women and girls from marginalized backgrounds and helps to empower them through sport and storytelling. She lives in Kent.