Nominee for 2016 Children’s Book Council Older Readers Book of the Year Award during Book Week –
The emotional strength of children is amazing. Although I am cranky with Sully for keeping Pip away from her mum that is a personal response from where I am in life. Other readers, especially kids, will probably feel a repour with 10 year old feisty Pip as she tries to stay one step ahead of the authorities while her ‘grandfather’ is in hospital, very likely never to come home; but Pip has hope and love. All the unresolved social issues and personal events will make wonderful talking points. And I hear there may be a sequel!