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True Sisters

Written by Keren David

Books of the Month Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults General Fiction

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Fresh starts | Friendship | Foster family |

September 2018 Book of the Month

An uplifting, authentically-voiced novella about finding your way from a bestselling YA author, and a pre-eminent publisher of inclusive fiction.

Frizzy-haired Ruby is thoughtful and funny, but even she struggles a little when her mum takes in a new foster child, such as quiet, distrustful Clara who reminds Ruby of a “housemaid from Downton Abbey”. To Ruby’s mind, Clara is the kind of girl “who clearly doesn’t take many selfies”. Then, thanks to Ruby’s acts of kindness, Clara undergoes a butterfly-beautiful transformation as she discovers the wonders of the world and a newfound love of science and - slowly-slowly - realises who she really is. Meanwhile, however, Ruby realises that she has her own identity issues to work through.

Publisher Barrington Stoke is devoted to creating books that break down barriers that prevent children and young adults from developing a love of reading, from practical considerations such as printing on easier-on-the-eye tinted paper, to delivering pitch-perfect content, which is certainly the case with this enriching novella - it’s ultra-readable, ultra-inclusive and ultra-ideal for all fans of character-driven, true-to-life tales.

Joanne Owen

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Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers.  Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category.

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True Sisters Synopsis

A heartfelt and beautifully written tale of two girls struggling to come to terms with their identities and understanding the complexities of family loyalty, from bestselling YA novelist Keren David.

Ruby has had a lot of foster siblings over the years, but none of them have been anything like Clara. After growing up in almost complete isolation, Clara is distraught at being separated from her mother and overwhelmed by life in a world she doesn't understand. But the more Ruby tries to help Clara fit in, the more she realises she has to face up to some struggles of her own...

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

True Sisters Press Reviews

Praise for The Liar’s Handbook:

“It packs more twists, thrills and topical discussion points into its 125 pages than many full-length novels” – The Jewish Chronicle

“This is the best YA novel I’ve read in ages – gripping and honest. It’s a terrific story” – Amanda Craig

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ISBN: 9781781128299
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128299
Publication date: 23rd August 2018
Author: Keren David
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 136 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Keren David

Keren David worked as a news reporter and feature writer before publishing her compelling debut YA novel, When I Was Joe, while taking a course in Writing for Children at City University. Keren now teaches the City University course and is an editor for The Jewish Chronicle . Her novels have won and been nominated for numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Branford Boase award. Keren lives in North London

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