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Book of the week
Wild Song movingly explores issues of trauma, identity, loss, truth and the healing power of the natural world and will reward readers with a story of emotional realism combined with an unusual setting and a hint of folklore magic.
(Hot Key Books)
This is the new novel from the winner of the Branford Boase Award. When we meet Grace and her friends, Brett and Louisa, they have completed their school-leaving exams in Cape Town and are heading up the West Coast for the rite-of-passage celebration week.
E L Konigsburg
(Pushkin Children's Books)
This book, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1968, reads beautifully and is shot through with humour deriving, in the main, from the relationship between the central characters Claudia and James.
Sicklit can be harrowing enough – from childhood leukaemia to heart conditions, writers know how to jerk an adolescent tear. Here, although illness is at the core of everything, Ingelin Rossland offers much more.