Away With Words (Shortlisted For The Yoto Carnegie Medal 2024)

  • Publisher : Little Tiger
  • Author : Sophie Cameron
  • ISBN : 9781788953924
  • MBE Code : 585
  • Number Of Pages : 208
  • Book Cover : Paperback

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Gala and her dad, Jordi, have just moved from home in Cataluña to a town in Scotland, to live with Jordi’s boyfriend Ryan. Gala doesn’t speak much English, and feels lost, lonely and unable to be her usual funny self. Until she befriends Natalie, a girl with selective mutism. The two girls find their own ways to communicate, which includes collecting other people’s discarded words. They use the words to write anonymous supportive poems for their classmates, but then someone begins leaving nasty messages using the same method – and the girls are blamed. Gala has finally started adapting to her new life in Scotland and is determined to find the culprit. Can she and Natalie show the school who they really are?

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