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Original and beguiling, Cherry Heaven has a beautifully written narrative with two voices expertly woven throughout, one of them an all-knowing teenager called Kat and the other a disturbed girl. Both characters are realistically portrayed and the story is both thought-provoking and suspenseful with issues of guilt and redemption, tension and reconciliation all framed in a fast-moving mystery. It has the same engrossing readability and accessibility as her debut novel The Diary of Pelly D.
In a beautiful new home, Cherry Heaven, people are building a young, liberal society, without focus on the genetic categorization and discrimination that led to the war. But all too soon Kat and Tanka find that Cherry Heaven carries haunting marks of the past. They cannot run from them, and must finally and turn and face them.
|Publication date:||5th January 2007|
|Author:||L J Adlington|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
After living & working in Japan, L J Adlington settled in York and now runs a company that provides lively â€˜hands-onâ€™ History sessions for schools, museums and heritage sites. She's also a very keen footballer. She has a fascination with historical diaries, particularly war diaries and was deeply affected by the Diary of Anne Frank. THE DIARY OF PELLY D was her first book, inspired by diaries found in the 1950s, buried in milk cans at the site of the Warsaw Ghetto.More About L J Adlington
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