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Waves

by Sharon Dogar

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

LoveReading View on Waves

This is an incredibly thought-provoking, lyrically written debut, which astounded me time after time with each new page. Sharon has cleverly intertwined two strands to the novel, past and present, into what I can best describe as unputdownable and original. The characters are superbly drawn and although it might not have the happiest ending it was despite that, richly satisfying.

From Barry Cunnigham, the Publisher:

Sharon Dogar's terrific first novel is taut, neurotic, edge -of-consciousness stuff. And it is not only me who thinks so - you can trake Philip Pullman's word for it too. Somewhere between Wuthering Heights and Lovely Bones, it's almost a crime mystery, and certainly a love story. It's about life and death - literally.

Waves Synopsis

For fifteen-year-old Hal Ditton and his family, summer has always meant six glorious weeks by the sea. But this year is different - Charley, Hal's sister, is lying in a coma. When the troubled family makes the difficult decision to return to their holiday home without her, Hal finds it harder than anyone to shake off his elder sister's presence. In fact, Hal's mind is crowded with thoughts of Charley, and the events that led to her accident on the beach last summer - thoughts which, he comes to realise, are not entirely his own.

Waves Press Reviews

… a remarkable novel … both sensuous and sinister.
PHILIP PULLMAN

Sharon Dogar is a writer to watch.
MEG ROSOFF

… a compelling story that mixes tense, erotic descriptions of first love and first sex with overtones of the supernatural thriller.
STEPHANIE MERRITT, OBSERVER

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ISBN: 9781905294602
Publication date: 05/05/2008
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781905294244
Publication date: 02/04/2007
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781905294244
Publication date: 2nd April 2007
Author: Sharon Dogar
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
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About Sharon Dogar

Sharon Dogar’s first novel, Waves, is a poignant coming-of-age story about a family dealing with the accident of their daughter. It took a while for Sharon to get started, "but then I had ‘the moment,' " she explains. "That moment when a character just arrives in your mind and begs to be written - whether you want to do it or not.  I remember it was lunchtime.  I walked into the sitting room and had a thought: I was by the sea.  And in that moment, I saw a boy with his back to ...

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