Heart-Shaped (Paperback)Siobhan Parkinson (author)
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Written with sensitivity, humour and a lightness of touch, HEART-SHAPED is a companion to Siobhan Parkinson's highly-acclaimed novel, BRUISED - for fans of Meg Rosoff, Aidan Chambers and David Levithan.
Annie makes a startling discovery one day - and everything changes. She fears for the safety of her boyfriend Jonno, who has vanished, knowing he is in desperate trouble. Feeling alone, she clings to her dad, her only parent, but he can't fill in all the gaps in the puzzle that is Annie's life. Nor can her best friend. To do that, Annie has to look into her past and understand who her mother was, what happened to her and why.
So the truth behind Jonno's disappearance - which is the story in BRUISED - becomes a mirror for what's happening in Annie's own life. The reader is desperate for him to come back, so that Annie can fully fit the pieces of her existence back together.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 202 x 159 x 19 mm
The central voice is extremely engaging. * Bookseller *
The characterisation is sharp and strong, the settings very skilfully etched, the storyline compelling ... * Robert Dunbar *
A richness and complexity. * INIS *
very difficult to put down. The reader is drawn in... and needs to know how it ends. * Carousel *
Believable and heart-rending story. * Independent on Sunday *
**** * Books For Keeps *
Excellent... extremely moving. * Scottish Daily Record *
Parkinson writes with a light and witty touch, making Heart Shaped a captivating read. * Manchester Evening News *
The strength of the novel lies in Parkinson's ability to balance seriousness of theme with entertaining moments... clever stuff. * Irish Times *
The full picture of love, death and everything in-between... a touching story. * Daily Post *
Will suit young teen readers bridging the gap between the domestic dramas of Jacqueline Wilson and the grittier world of young adult books. * Booktrust *
A good book for lower KS3, with lots to think about and a very strong underlying story. * School Librarian *
Contemporary Dublin provides the setting for the engaging story of a young teenager and her efforts to recover from her nightmares. * Irish Times *
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