Skylarks (Paperback)
  • Skylarks (Paperback)

Skylarks (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 03/05/2018
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Karen Gregory’s heartfelt, thought-provoking second novel about love against the odds is perfect for readers of Lisa Williamson, Sara Barnard and Sarah Crossan.

'We watch the bird as it flies high above us, singing like it’s the only thing in the world that matters. And I feel it – that life can be beautiful. That there are possibilities.'

Keep your head down and don’t borrow trouble is the motto Joni lives by, and so far it’s seen her family through some tough times. It’s not as if she has the power to change anything important anyway. Like Dad’s bad back, or the threat of losing their house.

So when Annabel breezes into her life, Joni’s sure they’re destined to clash. Pretty, poised, privileged – the daughter of the richest family in town must have it easy.

But sometimes you find a matching spirit where you least expect it. Sometimes love can defy difference. And sometimes life asks you to be bigger and braver …

Praise for Karen Gregory's debut, Countless:
‘A heartbreaking, hopeful and highly unusual debut’ – Metro

‘Proving that human resilience may wilt, but it will never die’ – United by Pop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408883617
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


Moving and thought-provoking - Irish Times on COUNTLESS

Insightful, authentic and profoundly moving … This is an important, impactful, mightily impressive debut about love, reaching out and taking one step at a time - LoveReading4Kids on COUNTLESS

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“A pair of skylarks!”

Two strangers bump into each other. Joni and Annabel have both grown up in very different families.
One can guess where Karen gregory's story is heading because, "Skylarks," is as much a story about... More

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Alfie Rowland at Canterbury

“An outstanding example of great British contemporary YA!”

The story follows Joni and her family who are struggling to get by, her mum working all of the overtime she can, her dad’s bad back making it difficult for him to work, her brothers sudden interest in justice and then... More


“A must read!”

Joni and her family have been living paycheck to paycheck for as long as she can remember. With a Dad who can’t work due to a back injury, Joni and her family have to pull together and support each other to keep... More

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