Pearl's baby sister is The Rat. She's the reason Pearl's mum died, the reason everything has changed forever, and Pearl can't forgive her for that. Because losing her mum is the hardest thing that Pearl has ever gone through and no one, not her dad, her interfering granny, her best friend - and especially not her new little sister - can break down the barriers she's putting up. But what if Pearl's mum isn't completely gone? What if, somehow, she's still here?
The world may tip at any moment, Pearl knows that now. The trick is finding something to hold on to...
'Amazing... will linger in the mind long after the final word' Malorie Blackman
'A strong new voice in YA fiction' The Guardian
'Well-observed and complex characterisation... ultimately a feel-good novel that does not flinch from the rawness of loss' The Sunday Times
'Impressive and moving debut novel' The Daily Mail
'Beautifully written with a dry sense of humour' Stylist