How the Light Gets in
Written by M.J. Hyland
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This is an acutely observed story of adolescence, featuring one of the most likeable but challenging young adults in contemporary fiction. In Lou Connor, Hyland creates a larger-than-life protagonist who mesmerises the reader with her vivacity and vulnerability, from hopeful beginning to unexpected, haunting end.
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How the Light Gets in by M.J. Hyland
Lou Connor, a gifted, unhappy sixteen-year-old, is desperate to escape her life of poverty in Sydney. When she is offered an exchange student placement at a school in America it seems as if her dreams will be fulfilled. Her host family has a beautiful house and couldn't be more welcoming...until she starts to be suffocated by the repressed atmosphere of their suburban mansion and things start to go badly wrong.
'Expect to be blown away.' - Guardian
'The best book I read this year... Brilliantly written.' - Scotland on Sunday
'Tells of teen anguish in a world that treats such anguish as a crime. Unlike Mean Girls, Hyland's novel doesn't borrow from romantic comedy to dab out the ugliness of adolescence.' Time Out New York
'[Hyland] brings the long-forgotten teenage sensation of drowning in life's uncomprehended complexities horribly alive.' - The Times
About the Author
Interest Age: From 14
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Walker Canongate an imprint of Walker Books Ltd
2nd June 2011
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