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By Rosamund Lupton | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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There is a fire and they are in There. They are in there ...Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her. Afterwards, Grace must find the... read more

Release Date
07 Jul 2011
Rosamund Lupton
Little, Brown Book Group
153mm x 234mm
Release Date
07 Jul 2011
Rosamund Lupton
Little, Brown Book Group
153mm x 234mm

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This is a startlingly original book with a most unlikely premise. Grace and her daughter Jenny are in intensive care in hospital after a fire at the local private school. Grace has suffered a terrible head injury; Jenny has been badly burnt. But a mother’s love knows no limitations so Jenny and Grace transcend their broken bodies to try to find out why the school was set alight and to try to heal each other. Part magic realism, part mystery - this is a gripping and powerful read and one that will keep you turning the pages right to the very end. Highly recommended - even though you have to take a leap of faith.

Review comments:

Great review!
26 Jul 2011 20:45:47 | Ali Kay

Sounds like an interesting premise, and one that will either work well or have you shaking your head at. Guess I'll have to give it a read and find out...
26 Jul 2011 21:46:55 | Lisa Matthews

Good books are sometimes hard to find - but this one sounds like a winner!
26 Jul 2011 21:49:27 | Tim Saunders

A five star read! An amazingly credible tale on an unlikely subject.
26 Jul 2011 22:10:48 | Norah Skinner

the review has certainly piqued my interest... looking forward to reading the book!
27 Jul 2011 01:57:53 | bhavya menon

Thanks kerre I dont know if I would have read this from the Description, but after reading your review it is on my list.
27 Jul 2011 07:28:36 | Sharon Eddy

this sounds like a riveting read - I can't wait to give it a go! No doubt it will prove to be a tear jerker for me, as I am so very close to my mum and I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to go through an event as traumatic as the one Grace & Jenny have to endure.
27 Jul 2011 07:44:33 | Millie Thomas

You make it sound worth a read, will have to get it. Thanks
27 Jul 2011 08:26:37 | Heather Todd

I love Kerre's choices because I never know what to read and Kerre's reviews solve all those problems.
27 Jul 2011 08:28:14 | Elain Dye

I absolutely loved this book. The author has a neat way of grabbing your attention from the first chapter. I have also read 'Sisters" but would recommend this as a sure read.
27 Jul 2011 09:27:21 | Angela Lines

I really want to read this now and it's not something I would normally have gone for, you know the old don't judge a book by it's cover thing!
27 Jul 2011 10:00:01 | Colleen McGeady

I really enjoyed this book - it held my attention the whole way through. I've already loaned it to a friend. I also read Sister and am now keenly awaiting any further books from this author.
27 Jul 2011 10:38:22 | Donna Lundberg

I am absoilutely reading this one! You did such an amazing review on the book MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS which was absolutely amazing - your review made me want it and it was so differently written than what I expected - a great read - Thankyou Kerre
27 Jul 2011 11:03:54 | chris rolston

A good, deep sounding story. One that will no doubt have the reader with their hands over their hearts through some parts by the sounds! Fab review, has captured my attention for sure and will be checking it out.
27 Jul 2011 11:15:45 | jessie robertson

This sounds like a great read. The mother daughter relationship is a heart winner and I am already wondering who set that fire alight and why. Anne Curran
27 Jul 2011 11:51:12 | Anne Curran

Thanks Kerre, because of your review I did buy this book and enjoyed every minute of the read, it is unique and takes you on a journey with all the twists and turns but in an unusual setting, all books should need some magic and imagination to keep you reading. This one did.
27 Jul 2011 11:52:19 | Christine Woolerton

This and Iron House are two compelling books I must read. Well done on your reviews Kerre. You've sold me!!
27 Jul 2011 12:03:53 | Kerry Forhecz

I always enjoy Kerre's recommendations, so will give this one a go. Thanks.
27 Jul 2011 15:04:47 | Maria Rowe

Sounds great - off to get a copy - thanks for the review
27 Jul 2011 18:47:04 | Paula Heavey

It's probably not something I would have picked up of my own accord, but I think I find the review rather more convincing than the book description. Might just take a look
27 Jul 2011 20:29:39 | Georgina Murphy

This book sounds like a terrifying experience for Grace but would also be a captivating story to read. it would cover such different emotions. This is one for my buying list.
28 Jul 2011 10:32:34 | Valda Pattinson

certainly sounds like one I would enjoy, will look for it at the weekend
29 Jul 2011 11:07:18 | Robyn Ross

i have just finished this book. Absolutely agree with Kerre a great read. Should check out this authors other book "Sister" just as good.
29 Jul 2011 11:55:32 | Joanne Johansen

I'm willing to take a leap of faith and go with Kerre on this book review, Sounds good I'd love to read it . Thanks
30 Jul 2011 09:29:16 | Lesley Mcintosh

Sounds really interesting .... will be next on my 'to read list'.
31 Jul 2011 22:17:25 | Kay Wyatt

I couldnt put this book down ,everynight I went to bed and read .As a mother you could relate to everything she wrote.
01 Aug 2011 09:59:37 | Linda Hammond

I really want to read this book now. Your review is compelling. I doubt that I would have wanted to read this if I had only read a blurb about the plot. Thanks.
02 Aug 2011 09:05:44 | Dianne Robson

Have just finished this book and it is a must read. Fantastic story with twists I didn't expect.
07 Aug 2011 18:11:48 | Joy Diggelmann

this sounds like a great book to read. I will add it to my to read list!
16 Aug 2011 20:52:27 | Carolyn Hopkins

I got goosebumps reading your review kerry. I too have a teenage daughter and can only imagine what it would be like for the characters of this book. I am always interestered in the books you review and this one has caught my attention. Keep it up.
19 Aug 2011 11:57:17 | Liz Tierney

I have purchased this book and am looking forward to reading it! I love novels that transcend the normal realities of life!
30 Aug 2011 19:41:39 | Meredith Kelly

A very intriguing review, I look forward to reading this book. Thanks Kerre!
21 Sep 2011 21:16:05 | Yan Liu

Awesome! I love magic realism so I should enjoy this book. Thanks for the recommendation.
08 Dec 2011 13:22:31 | Mary-Rose Worthington

This sounds like a fantastic read, just my type of book!
09 Jan 2012 22:14:50 | Fiona Lemon

Didn't really like this book. Seemed too far fetched at the end, when you found out about everything.
26 Aug 2012 16:45:59 | Natalie O'Brien

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