"They tried to make me go to my sister's funeral today. In the end I'd had to give in ...I'd been walking in her shadow for sixteen years and I liked its cool darkness. It was a good place to hide". How would you feel if your twin sister died suddenly? Particularly if she was the beautiful one and you were horribly disfigured. And how would it feel to be alone now if you and your sister were the only ones to know the truth about what takes place behind closed doors at home? And what would you do if it was your parents who brought danger and terror into your life? Would you dare reveal how your sister died? And would you be brave enough to find an escape of your own? "Black Heart Blue" is a powerful novel about the domestic horrors that can unfold within a small community - and one girl's quest to stand up for the truth.
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Some books stay with you long after you've finished them and Reid's debut is one of them. It is a moving, gripping story (The Sun)
Emotive, sometimes shocking story (The Sunday Times)
Yes, yes, yes! God, this sounds absolutely wonderful (Bidisha, The Guardian)
Stunning, shocking, sad and incredibly touching. We are pretty sure you will read it in one sitting then want to share the book with someone else (LoveReading)
We read this in one sitting. ***** (Teen Now)
Louisa Reid is 35 years old, married with two young daughters and currently teaches English in a girls' school in Cambridge. She is originally from Cheshire, studied English at Oxford and has lived in London and Zurich. Her pupils are definitely not the inspiration for her characters in her novels but witnessing their passion for great fiction inspired her to write for young adults.
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Book Description Puffin, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141342706