By: Jane Godwin
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Lothian Children's Books
Published: 23 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9780734419231


Sf Book Of The Month

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