Margot and Me

Margot and Me

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How can you hate someone in the present and love them in the past? Fliss's mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss's stern and bullying grandmother. Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot's wartime diary, she sees an opportunity to get her own back. But Fliss soon discovers Margot's life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery ...and even passion. What's more, she learns a terrible secret that could tear her whole family apart more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 330g
  • Hot Key Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1471406083
  • 9781471406089
  • 19,097

About Juno Dawson

Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike, Cruel Summer, Say Her Name and Under My Skin, written under the name James Dawson. In 2015, she released her first contemporary romance, All of the Above. Her first non-fiction book, Being a Boy, tackled puberty, sex and relationships, and a follow-up for young LGBT people, This Book Is Gay, came out in 2014. Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude, GT, Glamour and the Guardian and has contributed to news items concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education on BBC Woman's Hour, Front Row, This Morning and Newsnight. She is a School Role Model for the charity Stonewall, and also works with charity First Story to visit schools serving low-income communities. Juno's titles have received rave reviews and her books have been translated into more than ten languages. In 2015, Juno announced her transition to become a woman, having lived thus far as the male author James Dawson. She writes full time and lives in Brighton. Follow Juno on Twitter: @junodawson or on Facebook at Juno Dawson more

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Beautiful, moving and witty Cecilia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You Completely captivating and full of emotion Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal Witty, intriguing and heartwarming Non Pratt, author of Trouble Is one of those stories that makes you feel special, like the author is sharing a secret with you. I would highly recommend this story to YA readers but also to historical fiction readers. Actually, scratch that. I highly recommend this story to everyone. I finished this story a couple of weeks ago already and I still find myself thinking about it constantly. A beautiful novel that will move many hearts. Alba In Bookland Margot & Me is Juno Dawson's best book to date. It was emotional and moving, I was sucked into the story and unable to put the book down. I loved the diary entries, it felt like they truly transported me back in time. It explored so many issues of the time; the racism and homophobia, as well as the everyday struggles of living during a time of war. Reviews from a Bookworm The perfect read for a Sunday afternoon 100 Or Less A well paced novel with adventure, mystery, tension and above all, love and hope. Armadillo Magazine Margot and Me is a book that should be read by the older generation, as well as the Young Adult audience that it's intended for. It'll open the eyes of those thinking teenagers are superficial and moody and make the younger audience realise that the older generation have experienced situations just like themselves and that they were young once! A Book and Tea When I was done reading, I just sat there clutching the book. I was tangled up in so many emotions, it took me a while to recover. It was such an intense book that buried so many secrets, I felt overwhelmed. That wasn't a bad thing, though. It means that Margot & Me truly embodied complexities of family, love, life, and more. The most poignant reminder I walked away with was this: We try so hard to steel ourselves and be numb to our feelings, that we end up forgetting what it means to feel anything at all. Word Revel Dawson deftly intertwines stories from two generations to make an immensely readable whole...Dawson's understanding of adolescence and her attention to the details of different periods bring both protagonists stories sharply into focus and provide a satisfying emotional core, while a large cast and a busy plot drive the story along at a cracking pace. The Guardian There's depth to this book - I'm hesitant to spoil the story by revealing the many layers but there's so much to enjoy in there and think about. But be warned - this book is MOVING. I dissolved into sobs at chapter 26 on public transport. You will definitely need tissues. Juno Dawson's Margot And Me is a terrific, page-turning book for senior school kids and beyond. My Book Corner Margot & Me is a heart-wrenching, poignant novel, and I can't recommend it enough. If you enjoyed reading How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss or Wing Jones by Katherine Webber, you should add Margot & Me to your TBR immediately. Written Word Worldsshow more

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90 ratings
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4 41% (37)
3 8% (7)
2 2% (2)
1 1% (1)
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