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She’s never known what it is not to succeed – and she never lets down her guard. Why would she? She’s Alice, after all, the one people come to, the one with all the answers.

Her first term in Cambridge, her dream college, is everything she imagined it would be. But one night, after an infamous college ‘bop’, something happens that tears apart the fabric of Alice’s world. Something that she can’t even bring herself to mention.

In the weeks that follow, slowly Alice’s friends are cut adrift, as she tries to get to grips with her new reality alone. Her weekly meetings with Flo, the stranger on the bench, become her lifeline. But try as Alice might to put to rest the dark truth of that awful night, she slowly realises that there are some journeys that can not be avoided.

Can You See Me? is an unforgettable story of new beginnings, of Cambridge life and of a young woman’s struggle to reclaim herself and her lost wonderland.

Reviews

'An accomplished debut novel that will be thoroughly enjoyed by tennagers while the rest of us can enjoy the innocence, although some less clued-in parents may find it a bit of an eye-opener'
Irish Independent
'A love story for the text generation'
Irish Examiner
'Ireland's newest publishing sensation'
Irish Daily Mail
'Reads like the love child between Cecelia Ahern and Ross O'Carroll Kelly'
Irish Independent
'A love story for Generation Text'
The Irish Times
Owes much to Judy Blume... but while Blume produced hers as an adult, Ruth Gilligan at 18 is still a teen herself. Arguably this results in a greater understanding of her young characters...
Metro
'An old-fashioned teenage romance'
Sunday Tribune/Sunday Times