This issue’s cover illustration is from Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for their help with this March cover and to Little Tiger Press for their support of the Authorgraph interview with David Roberts.
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A thriller, a mystery, a romance, a study of OCD, The Butterfly Clues also has something of the air of a fairy tale to it.
Quantum Drop (10-14 Middle/Secondary)
(Hodder Children's Books)
288pp, 978-1444900828, RRP £6.99, Paperback
This is a well-crafted and pacey thriller from the Costa-shortlisted author of The Carbon Diaries 2015, with obvious appeal for gamers.
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