And the Stars Were Burning Brightly (Paperback)Danielle Jawando (author)
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Mapping 15-year-old Nathan’s quest for answers in the aftermath of his brother’s suicide, All the Stars Were Burning Brightly is a powerful and arresting debut about loss and courage to speak out.
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Older Readers Prize 2021
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021
Shortlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021
Longlisted for the The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021
Al was special. Al was talented. Al had so many dreams ... so why did he do it?
Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan decides to retrace Al's footsteps. As he does, he meets Megan, Al's former classmate, who is as determined as Nathan to keep Al's memory alive.
Together they start seeking answers, but will either of them be able to handle the truth about Al's death when they eventually discover what happened?
An extraordinary novel about loss, understanding and the importance of speaking up when all you want to do is shut down, from an incredible new talent, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Gayle Foreman, Jennifer Niven and Nikesh Shukla.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm
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