Set in London and Manhattan, prize-winning author Marcus Sedgwick explores obsession, trust and coincidence in a page-turning thriller about Laureth Peak's mission to find her missing father.
Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed, Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.
On impulse she steals her mother's credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16 year old. Because Laureth Peak is blind.
Also available as an audio book, read from braille by Anna Cannings.
About the Author
Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. His first novel, Floodland, won the BRANFORD BOASE AWARD FOR THE BEST DEBUT CHILDREN'S NOVEL OF 2000. Since then his books have been shortlisted for the GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD, the COSTA BOOK AWARD, the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD. He lives near Cambridge.
There's a bit of CURIOUS INCIDENT here, mixed with SOPHIE'S WORLD. The message is a moving one; be kind to strangers, because the person who bumps into you might have a mountain to overcome - FINANCIAL TIMES
Like Marcus Sedgwick's SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE and Patrick Ness' MORE THAN THIS, Rosoff's sixth novel uses transatlantic travel as a metaphor for the searches for truth, and the quest for discoveries that are both painful and necessary - THE TIMES
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 8th July 2014
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1