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Almost Grace by Rosie Rowell
  

Almost Grace

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Grace and her Cape Town friends are renting a house on the coast - after exams it's their rite of passage into adulthood. Yet 'maturity' means different things to each of them. Brett and Louisa have plans - university, travelling - but Grace is uncertain of her future.

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Almost Grace by Rosie Rowell

For the first time in my life I feel like there is a chink of light, another way. Spook's world is raw, cut down to what matters. He is the first person I've met who seems free. Grace and her Cape Town friends are renting a house on the coast - after exams it's their rite of passage into adulthood. Yet 'maturity' means different things to each of them. Brett and Louisa have plans - university, travelling - but Grace is uncertain of her future. Anxiety drives her to take control of whatever she can, starting with her own body, and it is starting to worry those around her. When Grace meets Spook - an older, nomadic surfer - their attraction is instant and his relaxed familiarity and assured confidence catch her off-guard. Can she allow herself to lose control, and fall in love? An evocative, beautifully-told story of identity, relationships and freedom, set in contemporary South Africa.

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This novel demands to be read. * The Independent * Compelling * Books for Keeps * A gripping read which also provides insights into various aspects of the transition from childhood to young adulthood -- Elizabeth Finlayson * School Library Association * Rosie Rowell is the real thing: an intelligent, thoughtful and compelling new voice in young adult fiction * Meg Rosoff, author of HOW I LIVE NOW *


About the Author

Rosie Rowell was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing a BA degree in English and Economics at the Universityof Cape Town, Rosie arrived in the UK on a short working holiday and neverquite managed to leave. She now lives in in the wilds of West Sussex with herhusband and three children, but returns to South Africa as often as the bankbalance will allow. She has recently completed a MA in Creative and LifeWriting at Goldsmiths University of London. Her first novel, Leopold Blue, was published by Hot KeyBooks in 2014.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2015

Author

Rosie Rowell

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Publisher

Hot Key Books

Format

Paperback
224 pages
Interest Age: From 16 to 19 years

Categories

Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781471401275

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