Eight Pieces of Silva

Eight Pieces of Silva

Children's, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 06/08/2020
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Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021

Shortlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021

From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?

Becks is into girls but didn't come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old Silva, her stepdad's daughter. Becks and Silva are opposites, but bond over their mutual obsession with K-pop.

When Becks' mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone. Except, Silva disappears. Becks ventures into the forbidden territory of Silva's room and finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister's secret life.

Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey. A journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn't, but he's just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise ...

  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • ISBN: 9781444954746
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 267g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 122 x 28 mm

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Eight Pieces of Silva
Fabulous teen read, perfectly told
As you will know if you have read Patrice Lawrence’s award winning Orangeboy, this is an author who knows how to write brilliantly for a modern teen reader... READ MORE
Kate Poels
Eight Pieces of Silva
Uneven Chapter Narration
It's great to read a YA Fiction that is BAME and LGBTQ but those are not the center of the story. I read this ARC using the Kindle App on my mobile phone.... READ MORE
Sam Young
Eight Pieces of Silva
wonderful and intriguing
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence was wonderful and intriguing story of sisterhood with a complex mystery at it’s centre. It was beautifully writte... READ MORE
Sasha  Zatz
Eight Pieces of Silva
Brilliant YA full of twists and tension
Silva is meant to be looking after Becks while their parents honeymoon in Japan. But when Becks gets in from school, Silva isn't there. She doesn't appear ... READ MORE
Eight Pieces of Silva
Tense, rich & compulsively readable.
Eight Pieces of Silva has everything – from a heart stopping mystery to a gorgeous romance, all set in a gloriously textured real life London. It’s tense, ... READ MORE
Kathryn Evans
Eight Pieces of Silva
YA contemporary novel about love, loss, grief and obsession structured around a mystery
15-year-old Rudbeckia (known to everyone as Becks) lives in London with her mum, her mum’s partner Justin and Justin’s 18-year-old daughter Silva (who move... READ MORE
Eight Pieces of Silva
Tense, gripping teen drama that packs a punch
So much I could say about this book and Lawrence’s writing. She paints the London scene like a Renaissance master, and draws you in with smells, tastes and... READ MORE
Simone Greenwood
Eight Pieces of Silva
A brilliant mystery with an adorable nerdy lesbian protagonist
Once again, this weekend I decided I wanted to read a pacy British YA novel as a little brain cleanse. And I was immediately drawn to Patrice Lawrence’s Ei... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux