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Product description

Gorgeously emosh. Have man-size tissues handy. Apple’s walk-out mum has suddenly come home. Can they ever be friends again? It’s been eleven years of nothing when Apple’s mother suddenly walks back in the door. Now Apple can finally answer her burning question: why did you go? Unlike Nana, Mum ‘gets’ what being a teenager is like. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, Mum’s homecoming is bittersweet. Who is really looking after whom? Will Apple ever truly feel whole again? If you’re missing someone. If you’ve lost someone. If you have a broken heart to mend. Or if you loved The Weight of Water. Read this. Sad endings, happy beginnings. Bliss.

  • By the brilliant author of One and The Weight of Water
  • A heartfelt tale of homecomings, family and forgiveness
  • A Carnegie Medal nominee and Children’s Book Award winner
  • Sarah Crossan won the 2016 Carnegie Medal for One

This book contains mature content.

Product Details






Bloomsbury Childrens Books

Date published

February 12th, 2015

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.8; Upper years; 8.0 points



UK edition


  1. fatima
    on 22 May 2015

    interesting book

    it was an interesting book and is slowly showing the sadness of the book and makes me reflect

    4out of 5

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