A tale for young adults about friendship, loyalty, and bullying, while a chilling twist of supernatural haunts the pages. Anna and Zoe are stuck with Kerry who follows them around like a puppy dog. Kerry is always on the edge of things, she’s different, and often bullied but when she disappears, will life ever be the same again? Anna tells her own story, her voice feels fresh and authentic, normal teenage problems are on offer, but they begin to warp, to affect Anna and her friends. The author, Bea Davenport writes with a smart, realistic tone, Anna’s thoughts and feelings flow from the page, she is a likeable girl, someone you would want to be friends with. There are some spine-tingling sections which are deliciously sinister, and you might want a handy cushion to hide behind! With a decidedly dark undertone, The Misper is a captivating, suspense filled tale and ultimately very satisfying indeed. ~ Liz Robinson
'I knew this girl, you see. A sort of a friend. No one thought she really mattered much, but that turned out to be a mistake. Because she blew a hole through my life - and the lives of everyone I knew.' Anna's found the perfect friend in Zoe: she's cool, she's smart, she's goth, she's gorgeous, If only geeky Kerry would stop hanging around and cramping their style. They'd like to get rid of her. But they should be careful what they wish for...
|Publication date:||1st March 2018|
|Publisher:||The Conrad Press|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
Bea’s first novel The Serpent House was written during her Creative Writing PhD at Newcastle University. Her tutors were Jackie Kay, the award-winning poet and writer, and Professor Kim Reynolds, an internationally-renowned expert in children’s literature. In its early, unpublished form, The Serpent House was shortlisted for The Times/Chicken House award. The Misper was longlisted in a Mslexia Writing for Children competition and is published by The Conrad Press. Bea has also written two crime novels for adults, In Too Deep and This Little Piggy, and teaches journalism and creative writing. She lives near Berwick-upon-Tweed ...More About Bea Davenport