Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change. A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.
Evie is destined to be a great runner. So when she gets hit - no, not by a car - but by a piano that flies out of a van during an accident, she ends up in a hospital ward.
Her ward mates are Lucy, suffering from leukemia, and Jemma, whose life has been tough. They are three thirteen-year-old girls trying to understand and put meaning into their world.
Then they see something out their window that leads them to uncover a house robbery racket. But they have no idea how much this is going to change their lives.
This is a beautifully written story with great young female characters.
They grow and show strength during their life changing experience and this is a terrific story of identity, justice and social fairness.
A great, easy to read story that will most appeal to girls aged 12 - 15.
Reviewed by Rob