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Destination Anywhere

by Sara Barnard

Children's & YA Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Destination Anywhere

One girl’s determination to leave her past behind and start afresh

In Destination Anywhere, Sara Barnard explores love, life and friendship in this exquisite tale of the lengths one girl will go to to change her story. Peyton is pushed to the limit. She’s been bullied mercilessly at school. At sixth form college all she wants it to have friends like everyone else. But it seems that for her having friends comes at a cost. When those friends let her down in the worst possible way she decides to leave everything behind. She buys a one-way ticket to Vancouver on her dad’s credit card and sets off with her sketchpad and backpack to find happiness. But is escaping to Canada going to bring her friends – or just loneliness?

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Destination Anywhere Synopsis

Sometimes you have to leave your life behind to find your place in the world. After five years at secondary school spent without any friends, Peyton King starts sixth form college determined that things will be different. Whatever happens, she will make friends at any cost. When she finds the friends she's always dreamed of, including an actual boyfriend, she's happier than she's ever been. But when they let her down in the worst way, Peyton is left no better off than when she started. Now Peyton knows the only chance she has of finding happiness is to look for it somewhere else. Her life may feel small, but it doesn't have to be. With nothing but her sketchpad and a backpack, she buys a one-way ticket and gets on a plane. . . 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529003581
Publication date: 15th April 2021
Author: Sara Barnard
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction

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Sara Barnard Press Reviews

I absolutely loved this coming-of-age story of one lost girl's quest to find herself - The Bookseller, Editor's Choice

Praise for Beautiful Broken Things;

A moving, exhilarating YA novel about teen friendship... any reader who wants warmth, hilarity, vivid highs, lows and heartbreak should grab this book, which proves that feminist doesn't mean humourless and female-focussed doesn't mean lightweight. - Metro

Teenage girls are a mystery - even when you've been one! This tale of three such creatures - Caddy, Rosie and Suzanne - attempts to unravel their secrets and the result is quite something. - Heat Magazine

If you loved Jennifer Niven's 'All the Bright Places' this is a book you need to get your hands on. . . This is a book where you just love the characters, you ache at the complexities of their feelings, you read with baited breath, just wanting what might be impossible, for everything to be ok. - Maximum Pop

This book is exquisite, and exactly what YA needs. I still can't get over how REAL this story was, every single part of it was perfectly realised. It was so sophisticated in how it was written, with beautiful BEAUTIFUL prose . . . I am so excited to see what Sara writes next. This author is one to watch! -- Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet?

I felt like I was living this book. -- Zoella

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ISBN: 9781529003581
Publication date: 15/04/2021
Format: Paperback

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About Sara Barnard

Sara Barnard lives in Brighton and does all her best writing on trains. She loves books, book people and book things. She has been writing ever since she was too small to reach the on switch on the family Amstrad computer. She gets her love of words from her dad, who made sure she always had books to read and introduced her to the wonders of secondhand book shops at a young age. Sara is trying to visit every country in Europe, and has managed to reach 13 with her best friend. She has also lived in Canada and worked ...

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