Away With Words

Away With Words

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 11/05/2023
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Away With Words
Thought-provoking and tender
A really clever, thoughtful read, with such a good concept at its core. Set in a world where spoken words are seen physically, shaped and coloured by the f... READ MORE
Rachel Meier at Canterbury


Gala and her dad, Jordi, have just moved from home in Cataluña to a town in Scotland, to live with Jordi’s boyfriend Ryan. Gala doesn’t speak much English, and feels lost, lonely and unable to be her usual funny self.

Until she befriends Natalie, a girl with selective mutism. The two girls find their own ways to communicate, which includes collecting other people's discarded words. They use the words to write anonymous supportive poems for their classmates, but then someone begins leaving nasty messages using the same method – and the girls are blamed.

Gala has finally started adapting to her new life in Scotland and is determined to find the culprit. Can she and Natalie show the school who they really are?

  • Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
  • ISBN: 9781788953924
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Away With Words
A unique and thought-provoking use of words
Forced myself to stop reading so I could savour the last 20 pages in a peaceful coffee break. This is a poignant book that shows the value of words both in... READ MORE
Helen Jones