Poignant, intelligent and a wonderfully compelling read
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
A Very Good Chance is a beautifully written story that will capture your attention and your heart
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.
Opens our eyes to some of the challenges facing the Traveler community and the blinkered attitudes of their settled neighbours
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go.
This lovely life-affirming, lyrical tale is perfect for bridging the path between middle grade and teen fiction
A sensitive read for the 9+ age group
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 life-affirming read about friendship across a social divide and being brave and following your own lights