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Eight Pieces of Silva

Written by Patrice Lawrence

Key Stage 4

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An addictive mystery that refuses to let you go ...

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021

From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?


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Eight Pieces of Silva Synopsis

Becks is into girls but didn't come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old Silva, her stepdad's daughter. Becks and Silva are opposites, but bond over their mutual obsession with K-pop. When Becks' mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone.

Except, Silva disappears. Becks ventures into the forbidden territory of Silva's room and finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister's secret life. Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey. A journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn't, but he's just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise ...

Eight Pieces of Silva Press Reviews

An absorbing family mystery set in contemporary London, full of the complex, charismatic characters that Lawrence draws so well. -- Fiona Noble - The Observer

The multi-award-winning Lawrence returns with this beautifully written story of a young gay teen searching for her missing sister. -- Sarah Hughes - 'i' newspaper

The award-winning Lawrence returns with this fast-paced and thoroughly addictive tale of teenager Becks' desperate hunt for her missing sister, Silva. - i

Patrice Lawrence writes in the language of London teenagers, and the voices ring true. -- Alex O'Connell - The Times

Inclusive, funny, punchy and unique, Lawrence's writing remains unique. -- Imogen Russell Williams - The Guardian

Multi-award-winning author of 'Orangeboy', Patrice Lawrence, returns with this fast-paced and thoroughly addictive tale of teenager Becks's desperate hunt for her missing sister, Silva. -- Justine Carbery - Irish Sunday Independent

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444954746
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Patrice Lawrence
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 4

About Patrice Lawrence

A World Book Day Author 2019 Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian household in Mid Sussex. Patrice lives in east London and shares a cat called Stormageddon. She has been writing for as long as she has been reading. She loves crime fiction, sci-fi and trying to grow things. Her ideal mixtape includes drum 'n' bass, Bruce Springsteen and Studio Ghibli soundtracks. Music can't help creeping into her books. Her debut novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstone's Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize, and her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the Crime ...

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