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Written with sensitivity, humour and a lightness of touch, HEART-SHAPED is a companion to Siobhan Parkinson’s highly-acclaimed novel, BRUISED – for fans of Meg Rosoff, Aidan Chambers and David Levithan.

Annie makes a startling discovery one day – and everything changes. She fears for the safety of her boyfriend Jonno, who has vanished, knowing he is in desperate trouble. Feeling alone, she clings to her dad, her only parent, but he can’t fill in all the gaps in the puzzle that is Annie’s life. Nor can her best friend. To do that, Annie has to look into her past and understand who her mother was, what happened to her and why.

So the truth behind Jonno’s disappearance – which is the story in BRUISED – becomes a mirror for what’s happening in Annie’s own life. The reader is desperate for him to come back, so that Annie can fully fit the pieces of her existence back together.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Family & Home Stories (children's

On Sale: 1st August 2013

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444905274


Contemporary Dublin provides the setting for the engaging story of a young teenager and her efforts to recover from her nightmares.
Irish Times
The characterisation is sharp and strong, the settings very skilfully etched, the storyline compelling ...
Robert Dunbar
A good book for lower KS3, with lots to think about and a very strong underlying story.
School Librarian
Books For Keeps
The central voice is extremely engaging.
The strength of the novel lies in Parkinson's ability to balance seriousness of theme with entertaining moments... clever stuff.
Irish Times
Parkinson writes with a light and witty touch, making Heart Shaped a captivating read.
Manchester Evening News
very difficult to put down. The reader is drawn in... and needs to know how it ends.
'The characterisation is sharp and strong, the settings very skilfully etched, the storyline compelling ...'
Robert Dunbar
Excellent... extremely moving.
Scottish Daily Record
Poignancy is nicely balanced by wit and literary allusion.
Irish Times
A richness and complexity.
Believable and heart-rending story.
Independent on Sunday
The full picture of love, death and everything in-between... a touching story.
Daily Post
Will suit young teen readers bridging the gap between the domestic dramas of Jacqueline Wilson and the grittier world of young adult books.