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Driftwood

Driftwood

  • Title: Driftwood
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  • ISBN : 9780141320212
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 208 pages


Hannah and Joey have been best friends for ever Joey s parents love rescuing things and making them beautiful their house is full of things made from driftwood, old glass and shells from the beach Which is why the scraggy kittens the girls find in a bin at school end up living there And when Paul moves in as Joey s foster brother, everyone thinks that maybe he needs r Hannah and Joey have been best friends for ever Joey s parents love rescuing things and making them beautiful their house is full of things made from driftwood, old glass and shells from the beach Which is why the scraggy kittens the girls find in a bin at school end up living there And when Paul moves in as Joey s foster brother, everyone thinks that maybe he needs rescuing too But nobody knows quite how badly At first, it s great Hannah s brother befriends Paul, and the four of them hang out together But then things start to go wrong Paul is being bullied Subtly at first but quickly it gets dangerous People aren t like driftwood or abandoned kittens and Hannah doesn t know how to rescue him Paul doesn t want to be rescued but with help, he can find a way to save himself


Author Cathy Cassidy

I was born in 1962 in Coventry scarily ancient, I know I wrote my first picture book for my little brother when I was eight or nine I loved making comics, too pages and pages of picture stories, features and competitions.I went to Art College in Liverpool, then got a job as fiction editor on the fab and legendary Jackie magazine.I have worked as agony aunt on Shout magazine and also as an ar




Driftwood Reviews (31)

  • Driftwood was a beautiful book full of drama, harsh reality and truth and I utterly adored every minute.Driftwood is about a girl named Hannah which was a bonus because thats my name who goes to school with her best friend Joey Hannah s brother, Kit, is head over heels for Joey and Joey is on a war [..]

  • This book centres around serious subjects such as bullying, depression and suicide, but remains entertaining despite this Cassidy seems to have a real knack for creating likeable, real characters and pulling her reader into their lives. [..]

  • I was recommended this book by a 10 year old, and I was quite surprised that she would be reading a book with such a sad issue underlying it Cathy Cassidy is clever in the way she presents the characters and at the same time she is writing about bullying and depression I think this book could be use [..]

  • I read this book when I was much, much younger Nevertheless, it deserves a lot of kudos Being a childrens book, it s still well written and approaches a lot of mature themes such as homophobia, individuality, self harming, bullying and relationships It wasn t beyond it s years, and it will be someth [..]

  • so happy to have the opportunity to read this thru an interlibrary loan i really enjoyed this middle grades to YA book, dealing with friendship and bullying I love her characters and how there s always a slightly outrageous one, just like in real life my daughter is reading it now, perfect for her a [..]

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