Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011
Meg Rosoff has written another superb book for young adults, although this will be equally enjoyed by the more mature adults out there too! Pell leaves home determined not to get caught in the spiral of poverty and drudgery her mother fell in to and on the journey to find a better life she learns a lot about herself, the importance of family and above all about the true nature of love. A beautifully told book.
A piece of passion from Francesca Dow, Managing Director of Puffin Books:
"We are incredibly proud of every book we publish at Puffin but we want to share with you a handful of our exciting standalone novels. Gathered together under the umbrella of 'Fiction Puffin Loves', these are books we feel expecially passionate about. Here, you won't find the big bestselling series, but you are guaranteed writing at its very best - by debut writers as well as award-winners such as Melvin Burgess and Meg Rosoff. This is Fiction Puffin Loves."