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Toffee

Toffee

The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning, and Laureate na nOg, Sarah Crossan. I am not who I say I am, and Marla isn't who she thinks she is. I am a girl trying to forget. She is a woman trying to remember. Allison is in danger at home. Her stepmother ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526608147
Barcode 9781526608147
Published 17 June 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9781526608147
ISBN-10 1526608146
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date 17 June 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 391g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Family & home stories Children's / Teenage, Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 977868

Description of this Book

The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning, and Laureate na nOg, Sarah Crossan. I am not who I say I am, and Marla isn't who she thinks she is. I am a girl trying to forget. She is a woman trying to remember. Allison is in danger at home. Her stepmother has run away and her father is getting worse. So she runs away too and with no where to live finds herself hiding out, miles from home, in an elderly woman's shed. But this woman, Marla, has dementia and doesn't recognise her as Allison, believing she is an old friend from her past called Toffee. So this is who Allison becomes, morphing into a person Marla usually knows and trusts but sometimes fears and fights. As their bond grows, Allison begins to ask herself - where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Any reader with a heart will weep buckets * PRAISE FOR MOONRISE - The Sunday Times * A moving account of sibling relationships, poverty and powerlessness * PRAISE FOR MOONRISE - Irish Times * Moonrise tells a story of human cost and exposes the injustice and discrimination that so often lies at the heart of the death penalty. Readers can't help but reflect on deep values of truth, freedom, equality and justice. A gripping, powerful and exceptionally moving story * PRAISE FOR MOONRISE - Amnesty International * Truly remarkable * PRAISE FOR ONE - Irish Times * Imagined with empathy, it will shake up preconceptions and move readers to tears * PRAISE FOR ONE - Sunday Times Book of the Week *

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Author's Bio

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and drama teacher at the University of Cambridge. The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One. Sarah is the current Laureate na nOg (Ireland's Children's Literature Laureate). sarahcrossan.com @SarahCrossan

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