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The Girl in Between

The Girl in Between (Paperback)

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I know the mill has a story cos there's something strange going on. I heard something. I've decided that I'm going to find out what it is later today when Ma leaves. Cos even if it is scary, we live here and we're never leaving. So if there's something going on, I need to know. In an old, abandoned mill, a girl and her ma take shelter from their memories of life on the streets. To the girl it's home, her safe place, the Castle. But as her ma spins out of control and the Authorities move ever closer, the girl finds herself trapped - stuck in the crumbling mill with only the ghosts of the past for company. Can she move on before it's too late? 'Perfect for fans of David Almond and Katherine Rundell' - The Guardian 'A compelling and heart-breaking debut with an unexpecting twist, reminiscent of A Monster Calls' - Glamour magazine 'Pitch-perfect Dublin voice' - Irish Times 'The Girl in Between' grabbed me from the start and held on so tight it left bruises' - Geraldine McCaughrean 'In turns beautiful, devastating and ultimately uplifting, The Girl in Between demands re-reading' - Zana Fraillon, author of The Bone Sparrow `Dark, sometimes profound, this is the kind of book that envelops readers in its world, sending them blinking into the light with the voice and images still ringing in their heads' LoveReading4Kids.co.uk `A descriptive story that's intriguing, emotionally engaging ... with a twist at the end.' The Book Bag

Children'sFiction & true storiesFamily & home storiesChildren'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd Publication Date: 01/05/2017 ISBN-13: 9781471160622  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah currently splits her time between a houseboat in Dublin and travel abroad. She recently returned from five years in Tanzania where she founded and ran a hostel while working to support local community projects. She continues to promote ethical overseas volunteering through her blogs and films on www.theethicalvolunteer.com, while planning her next book.

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Middle grade fiction as a genre continues to blow me away. Kiran Millwood Hargrave has twice worked to reinvent the genre into lyricism, and Sarah Carroll is following hot on her footsteps with this stunning Irish debut from Simon and Schuster. Sam and her ma are homeless, living in an abandoned mill in the heart of Dublin, their Castle, their home. After living on the streets, the dilapidated building is a safe haven for the mother and daughter. That is, until the yellow jackets come. Are they coming to take Sam away to the Authorities or to tear down their Castle? As her mother falls deep into old addictions, Sam searches for friendships in the passers by, the Caretaker and the ghosts of the mill. This is a truly stunning novel aimed at children that confronts the realities of homelessness, addiction and parenting in a stark, open way that never patronises the reader. Sam's voice is sparkling and brilliant, despite the trials she has lived through. At times I was fighting back tears and had my heart in my throat, terrified by the vicious Monkey Man and completely feeling the fear that rules Sam's ma trickling off the page. This is an emotional and strong debut from an author I look forward to reading more from. Thank you kindly to Simon and Schuster for sharing this novel with me.

- 10/07/2017
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