YouTuber and author Melanie Murphy was featured in a state exam taken by students in Ireland on 5 June.
An extract from Melanie’s first non-fiction book Fully Functioning Human (Almost) was included in the Ordinary Level English Paper 1 exam which is taken as part of the Leaving Certificate Examinations by students in Ireland.
The Leaving Certificate is the equivalent of A-Levels in the UK.
A passage from Melanie’s book was featured as reading comprehension in the exam and students were asked to answer questions on it. Two composition questions were also based on the passage taken from the book.
Melanie shared her thoughts of the news on Twitter:
Um so I’m in the leaving cert exam papers
Mam, dad, I’ve made it! 😂
Really need to frame these! pic.twitter.com/nQFcLdtpSv
— Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) June 5, 2019
Some viewers also shared their reaction to the news:
All my fellow Ordinary English pals looking at the first Text on the Leaving Cert and seeing @melaniietweets not knowing who she is and me being like lol I've read this three times already 😂
— JJ (@yourlieintokyo) June 5, 2019
Move over Shakaespeare! That is a moment in history that is xx
— Katie Charlwood (@BoyGeeksGirl) June 5, 2019
This came the day before the release of her debut novel If Only which Melanie has described as being “contemporary fiction with a sprinkle of magic”.
Melanie’s debut novel is available for purchase here.
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