by Marcus Sedgwick
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 3 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 18 Feb 2022
Barrington Stoke, Barrington Stoke Teen
From the multi-award-winning author of Midwinterblood and The Ghosts of Heaven comes a suspenseful, gripping tale about teen life and relationships, exploring our wavering connection to the world around us.
Cassie Cotton has always been unusual, a bit different – but this only makes her more intriguing to her classmate Fitz.
Cassie can hear a noise that most people don’t notice or recognise, and she believes it’s a sound that shows the Earth is in distress, damaged by human activity that is causing climate change.
When this belief leads to her being ridiculed and bullied at school, Cassie disappears. Fitz is determined to find her, but he has no idea where to start looking, or if he’ll be in time to help her...
Suitable for readers aged 12+ | Reading age: 8
A Note From the Publisher
"Such a delicately wrought and cleverly done piece of climate fiction, told through the lens of teenagers' lives. Really beautiful" -- Lauren James, author
"So, so good. A treasure. Exactly as brilliant as I thought it would be" -- Dan Smith, author
"A brilliantly unsettling novel that readers will race through!" -- Sarah Crossan, author
Average rating from 30 members
We read this book in one afternoon. We did not intend to but once we started , we just couldn't stop. It is one of the most beautifully moving books I have read in a long time. It is exciting and talks of family and young love but in a gentle and moving way. It talks of distress and mental health issues, bullying too. By the end of this book we were all in tears (mainly happy relieved ones) but I'm not sure that the younger and older members of the family were crying for the exact same reasons. This will become a family classic, we loved it.