Maya's Notebook

by Isabel Allende

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Maya's Notebook Synopsis

The author of 'The House of the Spirits' returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction. Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up by her tough grandmother Nini and her gentle grandfather Popo. But at school, the teenage Maya finds herself drawn towards the wrong crowd. Before she knows what's happened, Maya's life has turned into one of drug addiction and crime. Things go from bad to worse as Maya disappears into the criminal underworld. To save her from her old associates, Nini sends Maya to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Safe amongst her new neighbours, Maya feels compelled to write her story and slowly she begins to heal. But can she learn to live with her scars, and will her past ever catch up with her?

Maya's Notebook Press Reviews

'Another impressive feat with a dazzling cast and bold array of landscapes, woven together with the storytelling prowess that is Allende's trademark.'
Daily Telegraph, 4 stars

'Isabel Allende is a mistress storyteller... [her] capacity to surprise keeps her readers page-turning, as do her descriptions of character and place'
Independent

'Maya is the lightest of narrative guises: wise beyond her 19 years but convincingly coltish.'
Guardian

'An exciting read, well paced.'
Daily Express

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ISBN: 9780007482856
Publication date: 28/01/2014
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007482870
Publication date: 23/04/2013
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007482856
Publication date: 28th January 2014
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile, and now lives in California. She worked for many years as a journalist before writing the internationally bestselling novel The House of the Spirits. Since then she has published the equally highly-acclaimed Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, ‘The Infinite Plan and ‘Paula.

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