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Publication Date: 7 Apr 2016
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 5.7 MY+
RRP £7.99 Save 26%
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Follows the stories of four young adults growing up in a 1970s Alaskan town.
Alaska, 1970: growing up here is like nowhere else.
Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father.
Alyce is staying at home to please her parents.
Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers.
Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Because if we don't save each other, how can we begin to save ourselves?
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic.
These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare and wonderful talent.
NOTE : Contains references to sex, domestic violence and child abuse, and a pregnant teenage character.
NOTE : Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Longlist 2016
NOTE: Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2017