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A satisfying, original story of family and growing up. Sasha’s home life is complicated: her father died suddenly when she and her twin brother Sean were very young and her granny thinks Mum should concentrate all her attention on her kids, so is bound to react when she hears Mum is engaged to one of their teachers, a much younger man. And what will Sasha’s friends say? Sasha often takes refuge in a beautiful empty old house, but trying to impress an older boy she suddenly finds her beloved Blossom House is the venue for a teen party. The plot is incident-packed and Sasha’s emotional journey equally interesting. This is a rewarding story for young readers. ~ Andrea Reece
Sometimes, something happens in your life that changes everything. When Sasha was six, her dad died suddenly and the world changed forever. Now she's twelve, it feels like things are changing all the time: her twin brother hardly talks to her any more, her mum's dating a teacher from school, her best friend Lily keeps going on about boys ...and Sasha doesn't feel ready for any of it. Why can't things just stay the same?
The one place she can escape to is Blossom House, her secret place - an old, echoey, overgrown, beautiful, empty mansion, where the only thing that changes is the weather and the flowers in the garden. There's just one problem: it isn't hers. And even a house can have secrets ...
|Publication date:||4th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories|
Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied medicine and qualified as a doctor, working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist before she became a full-time writer. Her bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series, Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze and The Mum Hunt, winner of the Red House Award. She lives near London with her husband, two young daughters and one noisy cat. Photo credit GwynethRees_BenTurner_vCMore About Gwyneth Rees