A poignant story about foster care children with a supernatural twist, from the award-winning author of Ways to Live Forever. Clare knows she's at least partly to blame for her problems at school, but she's learned that it hurts to make friends when you're a foster kid and you'll just be moved on again. It's a relief to meet Maddy, who knows exactly what it's like to be in the system. But then Maddy disappears. Clare has opened her heart at last, and she can't let it go - will she find her friend? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Sally Nicholls was born in Stockton-on-Tees. As a child she made up stories and loved reading. After school she travelled and while taking a masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa she wrote Ways to Live Forever, which was published shortly after. Her other novels include Season Of Secrets and All Fall Down, another teen historical fiction novel, which was shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Week Award. She currently lives in Oxford.