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On Midnight Beach

Written by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

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On Midnight Beach Review

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A beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel and an ancient Irish legend is rewoven as a stunning YA story

Shortlisted for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021 | Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

When a dolphin takes up residence in Ross Bay, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature…Who cares if a neighbouring gang is raging about the fortune ‘dolphin fever’ brings to Emer’s small village? Emer has never felt so alive. The summer days get longer and hotter. Something wild and dangerous simmers in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.


On Midnight Beach Synopsis

In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.

I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . . 

On Midnight Beach Press Reviews

'An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it' Sarah Crossan

'An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book' Eoin Colfer

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ISBN: 9780571355594
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571355594
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories

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