Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
  

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Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | Stand By Me meets We Were Liars - a heartbreaking and stunning breakout novel for teenagers from the award-nominated author of Seed tells the story of June who feels she is trapped in her unhappy home life until she makes a secret friend who gives her hope.

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Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one - and a secret one. Not even her father knows about it. She's trapped like a butterfly in a jar. But then she meets Blister, a boy in the woods. And in him, June recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away. But freedom comes at a price...

Paper Butterflies is an unforgettable read, perfect for fans of Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal, Jandy Nelson, Sarah Crossan, Jennifer Niven and Louise O'Neill.

Reviews

It broke my heart over and over. Destined to be one of THE most important books this year. Melinda Sailsbury, author of The Sin Eater's Daughter

A gripping and harrowing tale...best YA proof I've read this year. Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller

About the Author

Lisa lives in Brighton with her husband and three sons. Before becoming a mum, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read.

After teaching, she ran a café in Brighton for seven years. In the middle of the general chaos of her lovely children, baking for the café and stumbling through running her own business, she wrote her first novel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Lisa Heathfield
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

30th June 2016

ISBN

9781405275392

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