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Why is Nate hiding in a forest – alone, frightened and friendless? Is there a light in this darkness? A magical, mysterious tale by the author of The Goldfish Boy. One to break your heart/dampen your tissues over and over again! Nate and his mum are on the run. They’ve found a hideout: a tumbledown cottage in a tangled forest. When Mum heads off for provisions and doesn’t come back, Nate is left all alone – except for The Fear. The dark. The loneliness. The forest. The monsters. (They aren’t real, are they?) And what about the strange girl who is following clues to a treasure hunt? She might shine a light into Nate’s past – if Nate dares to look…
- A gripping, atmospheric mystery full of heart and hope
- By the hugely acclaimed author of The Goldfish Boy
- Resonant themes of friendship, fear and self-discovery
- Explores the issue of domestic abuse in a sensitive way
- The Goldfish Boy was a Waterstones Book of the Month
5077 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20
January 4th, 2018
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AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 8.0 points
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