A confronting, intensely moving story about the intricate bonds of friendship, the shock of a brutal death, the slow torment of grief, and the seeds of happiness.
Janey's background is grim - lock-the-door-at-night-type grim - but nothing weighs her down for long. She's wild, sexy, reckless, funny. Being friends with Janey is a roller-coaster ride - never dull, often risky.
Chloe is the steady one; she anchors Janey as much as she can. But just how far can friendship go? That question is shockingly, brutally answered when Janey's world catches up with her.
An extraordinary story of friendship, loss and love, from the author of The Best Thing.
'Intensely moving. beautifully shaped.' - Katharine England, Advertiser.
'A highly provocative novel - full of challenges in a number of ways. a joy to read.' - Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Viewpoint.
'Lanagan writers richly, emotionally and devastatingly. she does not dictate. does not judge.' - Pam Macintyre.
Margo Lanagan is a versatile author of subtle psychological YA novels, including The Best Thing, two intriguing sci-fi adventures, WildGame and The Tankermen, and a quirky ghost story for younger readers, Walking Through Albert. She also works as a book editor. Her books are published in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands.
A & U Children
14 - 18
Children's, Teenage & educational