10% off all books and free delivery over £40
Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books. *15% of eBooks.


"The mystery of a missing girl, the magic of music, fractured families, friendship, and planet Earth at a critical turning point"

View All Editions

£7.99 £7.19

In Stock. Same day dispatch on orders before 3pm.

Add To Wishlist
Write A Review Read An Extract

LoveReading Says

LoveReading Says

A true storyteller who writes across multiples genres for multiple ages, Marcus Sedgwick has done it again with Wrath – a thrilling, thought-provoking, timely novella about our connections to Earth, and each other.

Set against the backdrop of a lockdown “that seemed to go on for ever…when it seemed the whole world was holding its breath”, Cassie is having a tough time of it. Her wealthy parents run the Green Scotland charity, but don’t have much time for her, and she has a reputation for being “a bit different”. Cassie plays in a band with Fitz, the novel’s narrator, and confides in him that she can hear Earth breathing, making a “slow and deep” humming sound she believes is the Earth’s way of communicating distress.

The relationship between Cassie and Fitz is evoked with much warmth and honesty — she feels he’s betrayed her, he’s anxious to put it right. Then, when Cassie vanishes, exactly as she said she would, it’s Fitz she asks to find her, and it’s Fitz who strives to figure out where she might be.

Significantly, at a pivotal point in the story, we learn that the word “wrath” comes from the Old Norse “hvarf”, which means “turning point” — exactly where we are with the future of our planet.

Infused with mystery and the hum of otherworldly music, and insightful on the effects of lockdown (how “we have lost the urge to go outside”), Wrath presents a poignantly original way of thinking about climate change, and how we relate to each other.

Joanne Owen

Find This Book In

Primary Genre Young Adult Fiction
Other Genres:


Press Reviews


Collections Featuring This Book

You Might Also Like...

The King is Dead

Benjamin Dean


In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Karen M. McManus Boxset

Karen M. McManus


In Stock

£27.00 £30.00

Proud of Me

Sarah Hagger-Holt


In Stock

£6.29 £6.99

As Far as You'll Take Me

Phil Stamper


In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Empress & Aniya

Candice Carty-Williams


In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The No-Girlfriend Rule

Christen Randall


Pre-order. 7th March 2024

£8.99 £9.99