Kite Spirit (Paperback)Sita Brahmachari (author)
During the summer of her GCSEs Kite's world falls apart. Her best friend, Dawn, commits suicide after a long struggle with feeling under pressure to achieve. Kite's dad takes her to the Lake District, to give her time and space to grieve. In London Kite is a confident girl, at home in the noisy, bustling city, but in the countryside she feels vulnerable and disorientated. Kite senses Dawn's spirit around her and is consumed by powerful, confusing emotions - anger, guilt, sadness and frustration, all of which are locked inside. It's not until she meets local boy, Garth, that Kite begins to open up - talking to a stranger is easier somehow. Kite deeply misses her friend and would do anything to speak to Dawn just once more, to understand why . . . Otherwise how can she ever say goodbye?
A potent story about grief, friendship, acceptance and making your heart whole again.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21 mm
Sita's debut novel, Artichoke Hearts, won the 2011 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It has also been shortlisted for the Redbridge Children's Book Award, the Berkshire Book Award, the Romantic Novel Award (young adult category), Peters Book of the Year, the Fabulous Awards for Books and the Ealing Readers Award.
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“a lovely read”
A really great book about coping with loss.Kite' s friend commits suicide. This leaves her overwhelmed by grief, and confusion and she is unable to shed a tear. She leaves London with her father on a working... More
“Gentle, easy read”
A gentle read about the devastation of losing, finding and understanding.
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