A teenage girl finds herself falling apart following the disappearance of her older brother
How can I hold myself together, when everything around me is falling apart?
Neena's always been a good girl. But when her brother disappears without a trace, her family becomes fractured beyond repair - and Neena finds herself spiralling out of control as she tries to find out what happened to Akash.
Surrounded by broken friendships, a broken heart and an increasingly broken grip on her sanity, Neena's never felt more hopeless. But, as she's about to discover, sometimes it's in our darkest moments that we find our true strength.
NOTE: Emma Smith-Barton was born in South Wales to Pakistani parents
NOTE: Branford Boase Award Shortlist 2020