eligible curtis sittenfeld twitter desmond elliott 2017 granchester tudor queens series
Search our site
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Read the opening extract of the brand new Jenn Bennett book before its publication on 27/07/2017

Girlhood by Cat Clarke
  

Girlhood

NewGen - YA Fiction   Action Adventure / Spy   eBook Favourites   

RRP £7.99

Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

In a Nutshell: School life, suspense, and stepping from the shadows of grief and guilt

An emotionally-charged, edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a young woman experiences a rollercoaster ride of guilt, grief and complex friendships.

Twin sisters Harper and Jenna had always wanted to go to boarding school like the St Clare’s twins, and Harper gets to do just that when her dad wins big on a work lottery syndicate. But, far from fulfilling a lifelong dream, Harper wants to go to Duncraggan Academy to escape the guilt she feels for her sister’s anorexia-related death. While secretly grappling with this, she makes great friends, and then new girl Kirsty is invited into their peer group. She and Harper bond when Kirsty confides that she’s also lost a sister, but things get way out of control when Kirsty becomes Harper-obsessed and claustrophobically clingy.

Tension builds to a jaw-dropping crescendo as truths are revealed, loyalties are tested, and a whole lot of understanding is needed. Gripping and gratifyingly multi-layered, fans of thrillers with emotional depth will find much to love here. ~ Joanne Owen

Synopsis

Girlhood by Cat Clarke

Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can't escape the guilt of her twin sister's Jenna's death, and her own part in it - and she knows noone else will ever really understand. But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels...loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died. Then Kirsty's behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper's? And why is she so obsessed with Harper's lost sister? Soon, Harper's closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity. How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her?

A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.

Reviews

Praise for Cat Clarke:

Incredible - pure and simple Writing from the Tub

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and talented YA writers in Britain Library Mice

I wholly, unabashedly and completely recommend this book Inis Magazine

Clarke...succeeds brilliantly, thanks to the reality of the characters and the depth of the emotion The Scotsman

Moving, thought provoking and utterly gripping from start to finish Mizz

Clarke excels at genuine page-turners and I read this in one greedy sitting The Bookseller



About the Author

Cat Clarke

Cat Clarke is the bestselling, award-winning author of six YA novels. She was born in Zambia and brought up in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, which has given her an accent that tends to confuse people. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two ninja cats and two decidedly non-ninja cocker spaniels.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2017

Author

Cat Clarke

More books by Cat Clarke
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.catclarke.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
384 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
eBook Favourites

Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage)
Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)
Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage)
School stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781784292737

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools