7 Oct 2019

I am not who I say I am.

Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget.

Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home.

With nowhere to live, she finds herself hiding in the shed

of what she thinks is an abandoned house.

Except the house isn't empty.

An elderly woman, Marla, lives there.

She is lonely and often confused.

She mistakes Allison for a friend from her past called Toffee and invites her in.

Used to hiding who she is and trying to be someone else,

Toffee is who Allison becomes.

But as she realises how much Marla needs a real friend,

she begins to ask:Where is home? What does family mean?

And who am I really?

A stunning exploration of identity, mental health and friendship,

this outstanding new verse novel from the incomparable Sarah Crossan

is poignant, thought-provoking and incredibly moving.


Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

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