The First Book of Calamity Leek

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9780091944223: The First Book of Calamity Leek

Books tell you what to believe.

Books explain the world around you.

What if a book had been written to explain a world constructed only for you?

What if that world suddenly fell apart?

Calamity Leek needs a new book. But she's going to have to write it herself.

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"Wonderfully strange" (Mark Haddon, author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME)

"This hypnotic debut novel - one of the hottest reads of the year - is no ordinary book. It combines pitch-perfect teen angst with a fantastical setting and premise; as much a hymn to reading as a gripping story." ( Elle)

"This is an utterly original, intriguing and intense book which thrills the reader with its story and language. This is the start of a stunning career. Paula L is to be congratulated hugely . . . it's so good to encounter real individuality and freshness and an identifiable, strong, creative voice." (Bidisha)

"A fantastic novel, and a really exciting and engaging new voice. The fact that the reader has to work hard to understand this world makes it all the more compelling, and it packs quite an emotional punch when we realise what's going on. I couldn't put it down, and loved the voice of Calamity, and her vulnerability and reliance on her world, while the reader could see it cracking wide open, was heartbreaking." (Jess Richards, author of SNAKE ROPES)

"Deeply perplexing . . . as hints of the reality behind the fantasy start to emerge, the story develops its own peculiar and intense momentum." (Nick Rennison Sunday Times)

Book Description:

Introducing the stunningly original new voice of Paula Lichtarowicz and the extraordinary Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed outside the garden wall, until now.

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