Back to school time for readers in the UK and Ireland… if you’re struggling to settle in, we have some ideas that might help! There are LOTS of cool things in store over the next few months, and we need YOUR input and help to make them all happen… so read on!

First of all, we want to know more about YOU… so we can make sure the CC website is as awesome as it can be! To help us get the details right, we need your help… just click here to take part in our fab READER SURVEY. It’s quick, easy and takes just a few minutes, but it will help us suss out how to make future comps and challenges ultra-cool. Plus, you might win £50 in New Look vouchers! What are you waiting for?

As for school, check out the SECRET SUPERFAN PAGE for a fun activity to do with your mates – making a mag just like in GingerSnaps!!

If you live near Bath, Cheltenham, Wigtown or Irvine, check out my EVENTS page and nip along to one of my Autumn book festival events. Take a look!

Last but not least, post below to share YOUR top tips for settling in at a new school… or any ideas on getting over those back-to-school blues. And remember… if you see someone looking lonely and uncertain, be friendly. A smile can make a big difference to their day!


Comments on S’COOL DAYS!

  1. Hey Cathy,
    i love your books they are so fun to read,you inspire loads of people with your stories including me and your website background is really cool!!

    Posted by: A on 7th November 2017
  2. Your books are so good, they’re great books to read over the school year. New schools are cool, more Cathy Cassidy fans to make friends with!!! Keep writing! Ur no 1. fan Maire 🙂

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  3. Hi! Cathy, your books are absolutely amazing and I just wish I had more to read while I waited for Coco Caramel to come out! Well, my tips for kids starting at a new school (and I should know, I’ve moved around so many times – even to a different country, because I’m living in Spain now! It’s far too hot, FYI) is to act confident and feel fantastic. In my experience, teenagers are a bit like dogs, they can SMELL fear! Act as if you’d be a great mate, and they’ll be eating out of your palm!!! Also, be kind, cool and don’t start acting bad to be cool. Be yourself, even if you’re a person that loves Maths and Science (erm, odd, but ok) and you are constanly looking at your zits and puppy fat. It doesn’t really mattter! OK, some peope might be superficial but in every class there’s someone ready to make the new kid feel welcome, so relax!

    Posted by: B on 7th November 2017
  4. Best advise for moving up to secondary school is just look around you and work out who is who in your class. Try and get along with everyone, you never know you might just become besties. Dont let people change you, it’s up to you weather you like that style of bag or that hair dye, not them. If someone does treat you like they just chucked you in the bin, tell someone about it and ask them not to mention your name if you don’t want them to.

    Posted by: H on 7th November 2017
  5. The books are inspirational, the messages put in them are spectacular, and the person who writes them is the the perfect role model for any tween/teen!
    My advice for people settling into a new school is to be friendly on the first day and get to know everybody! Don’t be shy and let it all shine!
    -Mimi xoxo

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  6. Dear Cathy you are amazing and an inspiration to me and lots of people round the world you books a fresh and relevant and what teens want to read please come to norther Ireland for a signing!!!!
    For all the people at school chat to someone new but dont leave out your old pals! Xx loveNiamh xoxoxo

    Posted by: N on 7th November 2017
  7. Loving’All your books Cathyy! You are amazing!
    Just one question….WHERE DO YOU GET ALL YOUR IDEAS FROM??? They are soooooooo imaginative!!!!!!<3xxx

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  8. your book scarlette is a very sad but great story !! love it and love your awesome books xxx

    Posted by: L on 7th November 2017
  9. When you’re starting a new school it can be really hard to make friends and fit in especially when everyone else knows each other. The first day can seem torture but each day will get a little bit better and as long as your sweet and smiley – not too loud not too quiet. Observe sll the other peope in your year before trying to make best friends so you know who your going to fit in with. Dont ever gossip about people because people will only worry your gonna talk about them if they make friends with you.
    It will get better I promise just take every day at a time and remember every minute, every second is closer to the end!
    If you have new people in your year make sure you look after them because however ok they look on the outside theyre probably feeling horrible. Make sure you smile and never let them feel alone or lonely.
    Its horrible being left on your own especially when you can see everyone else smiling and having fun around you. If there are more new people then just look out for each other.
    Everything will be fine just hope and pray! 🙂

    Posted by: E on 7th November 2017
  10. Hey cathy I’ve have been reading ask cathy and it has helped me get use to secondary thanks for writing all ur gr8 books

    Posted by: L on 7th November 2017



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