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Toffee

Sarah Crossan


9781408868126

Bloomsbury YA


Children's & Educational;
General fiction (Children's&YA);
Family & home stories (Children's&YA)


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416 pages

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The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nOg Sarah Crossan.

I am not who I say I am. Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget. Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn't empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there - and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past called Toffee.

Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. After all, it means she has a place to stay. There are worse places she could be.

But as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself -where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?

By:   Sarah Crossan
Imprint:   Bloomsbury YA
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   486g
ISBN:   9781408868126
ISBN 10:   1408868121
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   June 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and drama teacher at the University of Cambridge. The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One. Sarah is the current Laureate na nOg (Ireland's Children's Literature Laureate). sarahcrossan.com @SarahCrossan


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