Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545317719 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.77" x 8.56" | Ages 10 to 14
At the hospital, upset and scared after her dad has suffered a heart attack, thirteen-year-old Isla meets Harry. He's the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him the only way she knows how. Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry's window. Isla believes that if only she can save the injured swan, somehow that will help both Harry and her dad, too. What she doesn't realize is that her actions will change not just their lives, but hers.
For tweenage readers, a touching novel about hope and healing by the award-winning author of Stolen. Shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize in the UK.
Raves & reviews:
Winner of England's Branford Boase Award for Best First Novel
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award
"Complicated and beautiful." — Maggie Stiefvater
"A vivid new voice for teens." — Melvin Burgess
"A stunning, scary, and beautiful book." — John Marsden
"A haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Disturbing, heartbreaking, and beautiful all at once." — School Library Journal
"A fascinating, disturbing novel." — Voice of Youth Advocates