This is my first ever Waiting on Wednesday post! *waves happily* I like to do what I can to promote British authors and my intentions for joining WoW is to highlight (further) some amazing UKYA... For my first pick...
Last year I read and absolutely LOVED Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt, so I'm hugely excited to read Laura's second YA book, By Any Other Name. Happily, you and I won't have to wait that long, as this book is being published by Electric Monkey on the 1st of April, and that's no joke!
By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt
Nobody can know the
truth - her life depends on it. I picked up the book and thumbed through
the pages. Names in alphabetical order, names with meanings, names I
knew, names I'd never heard of. How to pick? Nothing that would stand
out, nothing that would link me to the past - those were the
instructions. The past. As if everything that had gone before this
moment was buried already. Holly is fifteen years old, but she's only
been "Holly" for a matter of months. Because of something that happened,
she and her family have had to enter witness protection and have all
assumed new identities. All, that is, except her sister Katie, who is
autistic. Starting at a new school mid-term is hard enough at the best
of times, and Holly has no clue who she is any more. Lonely and angry,
she reaches out to friends - new and old. But one wrong move will put
all their lives in danger...
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