Birdie’s first novel, Boy Meets Hamster, was published by Macmillan Children’s Books in June 2018. The spooktacular sequel, Boy Meets Ghoul, hit bookshops just in time for Halloween 2019.
She lives in Surrey, where she writes despite the best interruptive efforts of her pets, Ziggy Starcat and Moppet the Wonder Dog.
Love is at the heart of all our favourite stories. Love is what makes the hero or heroine slay the dragon, or rush to the airport to confess their secrets. Love is what the best songs in every cartoon musical are written about. Everyone should get to see a love story that they recognise.Birdie Milano – Daily Express
The ‘Boy Meets’ Books
Fourteen-year-old Dylan Kershaw’s idea of a dream holiday includes at least three things: beaches to bask on, cosmopolitan culture, and a chance for romance (or at least his first kiss) with another boy. Unluckily for Dylan, his mum’s treating the family to the least dreamy holiday ever: a £9.50 break at Starcross Sands, Cornwall’s Crummiest Caravan Park.
Boy Meets Hamster is the laugh-out-loud funny debut novel from Birdie Milano.
It’s October half-term, and Dylan Kershaw’s dreams of a reunion with Leo, the gorgeous boy he met over the summer, are dashed when his sports-mad dad whisks him off to football camp in Manchester instead. What’s worse, dancer Leo seems to be too busy practicing his pirouettes to care. At least Dylan’s best friend Kayla is along for the trip, on a quest to win exclusive tickets to see her favourite band, the Deathsplash Nightmares.
It all looks set to be a tedious trip, until Dylan’s long-time crush Freddie Alton shows up at football camp and Kayla discovers that the Nightmares are staying in the very same hotel . . .