'I am a century old, an impossible age, and my brain has no anchor in the present. Instead it drifts, nearly always to the same shore: the year I discovered love . . .'
In the early sixties on an East Anglian beach a fragile wooden hut is harried daily by the sea. It is ignored by the boys from the nearby boarding school who stumble past on their birch-enforced runs. Until the day one sixteen-year-old boy stops and comes face to face with the hut's owner: enigmatic, beguiling, beautiful Finn. The hut and the beach – but most of all Finn – provide a haven away from the petty rules and bullies. But they also hold a mysterious, fragile secret. A secret that will be tested by friendship, growing adolescent love and the terrifying fury of the sea . . .
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Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards
Rosoff's most perfect novel ... it's already a classic ( Sunday Times )
Mordantly funny and searingly well written ( The Times )
An engrossing, haunting story of first love, friendship and betrayal ( Herald )
Thrilling ( Observer )
A coming-of-age novel that sucks the reader into its universe ( Time Out )
A plot that is at once thrilling and sensitively told
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