This lovely life-affirming, lyrical tale is perfect for bridging the path between middle grade and teen fiction
Poignant, intelligent and a wonderfully compelling read
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald cements her reputation as one of our finest storytellers with A Very Good Chance, a gorgeously written and completely engrossing tale set in Ireland and Italy of teenage friendship, fracturing families, social division, and bareback horse-racing.
The language is lyrical and evocative and vivid. The book itself is short and sharp but unpacks itself in a way that makes it seem huge and expansive
This is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go.
A life-affirming read about friendship across a social divide and being brave and following your own lights
The wonder and magic of Minty and Ned's burgeoning relationship is beautifully handled ... A Very Good Chance is brave and thoughtful with cracking characters. It deserves a wide readership and confirms Moore Fitzgerald's place as one of Ireland's most interesting new children's writers.
A sensitive read for the 9+ age group
Opens our eyes to some of the challenges facing the Traveler community and the blinkered attitudes of their settled neighbours
A Very Good Chance is a beautifully written story that will capture your attention and your heart