By: James Patterson
Illustrated by: Valeria Wicker
Genre: YFS - School stories
Published by: Random House
Published: 31 May 2022
ISBN: 9781529120639


While searching for her sister in an unfamiliar city, a young girl finds more than she bargained for in this exciting new graphic novel.

I'm running away. Not to a place - to a person.

Eleanor is happiest when she's left alone to dream up elaborate stories. Sam is outgoing, fun and popular. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been there for each other - until everything changes.

Now Sam is somewhere in Seattle, and Eleanor runs after her. Nothing is easy in the big, unforgiving city. As Eleanor faces setbacks, she also makes new friends and tells new stories.

Eleanor can rewrite her life in so many ways... but can she make a happy ending her reality?

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This is a terrific graphic novel, telling the story of runaway Eleanor, who is searching for her older sister, Sam, who ran away to Seattle.

Living rough and telling stories on the streets for people to put money down to feed herself, it is not a great life for Eleanor. But with the help of Jesse, another street person, will she ever find Sam, or should Eleanor just go home?

This is very much about the art of storytelling, and there is a twist at the end of the story that is a real highlight.

With themes of homelessness, friendship, persistence and telling stories, this is a great and easy to read book that is suitable for all teenagers.

Reviewed by Rob