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Written by Linda Newbery

Flightsend Synopsis

Flightsend is Charlie's new home, whether she likes it or not. Her mother sees it as an end to all that's gone so tragically wrong, but for Charlie it's the end of her family, not to mention her social life. They had been a proper family. Mum, Sean and Charlie, with a new baby sister on the way. But the baby died before she was born and everything changed. Gradually, her mother pushed Sean away, before resigning from her job and selling the house, forcing Sean to find somewhere else to live.Although Charlie believes her mother is making a terrible mistake, she can only offer support - but who will support Charlie, with Sean cut out of their lives? She's certain that the move to a ramshackle cottage, miles from anywhere, can only make things worse. She couldn't be more wrong. This first summer at Flightsend proves to be a turning point for them both. For Charlie's mum there's a new business and the fresh start that she knew she needed. And for Charlie there's a new job, new friends, a newly discovered talent for art and new feelings for two very different men. It's a summer of beginnings, not ends; a summer that Charlie will never forget.

Flightsend Press Reviews

There is plenty in this emotionally wise novel for readers to think about -- Nicholas Tucker Independent 20080404 Newbery's talent for observing the everyday is that of a still-life painter Daily Telegraph 20080712 This is teenage fiction at its most accomplished: thoughtful, exquisitely written and - at times - achingly sad The Irish Times 20080531 Its sensitivity and believable characters and situations make it an accessible and interesting read Write Away! 20080430 An uplifting novel that embodies courage and determination Wondrous Reads 20090324

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862308947
Publication date: 1st November 2014
Author: Linda Newbery
Publisher: Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Linda Newbery

Linda Newbery is the author of over twenty-five books for children and young adults, and lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and three cats. Her latest novel for David Fickling Books, SET IN STONE, won the Children's 2006 Costa Award. Her latest novel for Orion, CATCALL, has been shortlisted for the Nestle Children's Book Award.

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