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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
‘Devastating … Any reader with a heart will weep buckets’ Sunday Times Book of the Week
They think I hurt someone.
But I didn’t. You hear?
Cos people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.
Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.
But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think …
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
Any reader with a heart will weep buckets * Sunday Times Book of the Week * It's impossible to put down - its agonising and informative plot, along with the poetry of the writing, makes for a powerful story that should appeal to anyone over 13 with a heart and a love of storytelling * The Times * Poignant * TLS * Mistrust, forgiveness and the premeditated stripping away of a future, distorting many other lives in unfathomable ways, are communicated through Crossan's spare, expressive free verse, with understated, heart-breaking clarity * Guardian * A moving account of sibling relationships, poverty and powerlessness * Irish Times * One of the most thought-provoking, tender stories of the year * IMAGE *
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