Off Her Facebook, by Rob Windsor, author & Jo Stroud, illustrator (graphic novel)
This unflinching and moving drama explores the effects on a family as they try to cope with the father’s descent into alcoholism.
Younger sibling Tim retreats further and further, while his older sister Laura reacts in the opposite way, staying out until all hours binge drinking with her friend Suzie.
When mum, Kate, finally confronts dad, Ed, about his drinking problem, relationships between them all begin to crumble severely, culminating in a shocking row that changes everything.
Ed begins to address his issues and comes to a mutually supportive agreement with Laura as they tackle their demons together. However, he gives in to his craving one night and can’t be there when Laura desperately needs him; the consequences rock the entire family to the core.
Can Ed ever earn Laura’s forgiveness and can he ever forgive himself?