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Publication Date: 5 Mar 2020
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 9, Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 3.7 UY
A girl tries to escape the opressively strict and abusive family life she experiences dominated by her alcoholic father.
Amber is trapped - by her father's rules, by his expectations, by her own fears.
Now she's ready to fight - for her mother, for her sister, for herself.
Freedom always comes at a price.
NOTE: Contains scenes of domestic violence and alcoholism.
NOTE: Empathy Lab 2021 - Secondary List
NOTE: Branford Boase Shortlist 2021
NOTE: Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2021
NOTE: UKLA Book Awards 2021 - Shortlist
Totally immersive & fast-paced verse novel with a likeable but flawed heroine who is caught between her own dreams and the expectations of her family. Powerful, shocking but ultimately hopeful, this is an arresting and impressive debut.
NOTE : Contains scenes of domestic violence and alcoholism
Contains scenes of domestic violence and alcoholism.