Author(s): Sarah Crossan


With little money or support, 17-year-old Joe Moon travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder. Carnegie Medal winner Crossan ("One") pens a poignant novel about one of the most divisive issues of our time. This phenomenal new novel is poignant, thought-provoking and incredibly moving, it explores life, death, love and forgiveness

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Any reader with a heart will weep buckets * Sunday Times Book of the Week *

It's impossible to put down - its agonising and informative plot, along with the poetry of the writing, makes for a powerful story that should appeal to anyone over 13 with a heart and a love of storytelling * The Times *

Poignant * TLS *

Mistrust, forgiveness and the premeditated stripping away of a future, distorting many other lives in unfathomable ways, are communicated through Crossan's spare, expressive free verse, with understated, heart-breaking clarity * Guardian *

A moving account of sibling relationships, poverty and powerlessness * Irish Times *

One of the most thought-provoking, tender stories of the year * IMAGE *

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools. @SarahCrossan

General Fields

  • : 9781408878439
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • : August 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Crossan
  • : Paperback
  • : Export/Airside
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 336