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Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare (Paperback)

By Rees, Celia

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    14 Jan 20

A room of secrets in a house of lies . . .

ISBN 9781529017267
Barcode 9781529017267
Release Date 14 January 2020 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529017267
ISBN-10 1529017262
Stock Release date is 14 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Release Date 14 January 2020
International Release Date 27 January 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rees, Celia
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Autism, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 1016169

Description of this Book

Uncle Patrick died young. That's all Josh knows. When Josh and his mother go to stay with his grandmother for the summer, he assumes it's going to be the worst summer of his life. That is until he finds a hidden attic and a collection of strange drawings by his uncle, Patrick, who died suddenly in his teens. Patrick has no grave. His name is never spoken. As Josh explores his mother's home town and follows Patrick's footsteps he begins to uncover the dark truth his family has hidden for forty years . . . With the truth hidden between two summers decades apart, Truth or Dare by Celia Rees is a page-turning story of shame, secrets and the unbreakable bond of family.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A moving book which puts autism a little more firmly on the map. * The Times * Cecila Rees recounts a terrible human tragedy. -- Children's Book of the Week * Guardian * A moving book. * The Times * An unsettling, unputdownable mystery. * TES * Truth or Dare doesn't let up - and hits you with a final twist. * Daily Telegraph * A compelling story in which the secrecy and shame of the past are shed to reveal a rather wonderful and utterly contemporary present. * Scotsman *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Celia Rees has written over twenty books for Young Adults and is perhaps best known for her historical fiction. Her first historical novel, Witch Child, was translated into twenty-eight languages. Witch Child and subsequent titles, Sorceress and Pirates!, were shortlisted for the Guardian, Whitbread (Costa) and W.H. Smith Awards in the UK and won awards in the UK, USA, France and Italy. This is Not Forgiveness, a dark, contemporary thriller, was nominated for several UK national awards and was one of Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2012.

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