Moth Girls

Moth Girls

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Helplessly drawn like moths to the light, two girls go missing in an evocative and gripping tale . . .

They called them the Moth Girls because they were attracted to the house. They were drawn to it. Or at least that is what is written in the newspapers that Mandy reads on the anniversary of when her two best friends went missing. Five years have passed since Petra and Tina were determined to explore the dilapidated house on Princess Street. But what started off as a dare ended with the two girls vanishing. As Mandy's memories of the disappearance of her two friends are ignited once again, disturbing details will resurface in her mind.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 19mm | 248g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781471405112
  • 172,309

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Mandy is a strong central character and Cassidy shows again that she is an old hand at writing a taut and evocative YA novel -- Martin Chilton * * Moth Girls is a sharp look at the sometimes cruel reality of teenage friendships and the even crueller reality of a girl desperate to remain with what's left of her family, even though that brings with it the ever-present threat of violence. I really cared about what happened to these girls, and when an author is able to pull that off, I know a book has worked its magic -- Linda Wilson * * Enjoyed seeing flashbacks, that chapters were short and sharp; it's gorgeous cover and the writing, which ran smoothly and quickened pace towards the end of the novel! * Picnic Reads * All I shall say it that this is a worthy addition to the stable that brought us Looking for JJ. Thrill seekers and mystery addicts will love this -- Helen Thompson * School Librarian Magazine, Summer 2016 *
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About Anne Cassidy

Anne Cassidy was born in London in 1952. She was an awkward teenager who spent the Swinging Sixties stuck in a convent school trying, dismally, to learn Latin. She was always falling in love and having her heart broken. She worked in a bank for five years until she finally grew up. She then went to college before becoming a teacher for many years. In 2000 Anne became a full-time writer, specialising in crime stories and thrillers for teenagers. In 2004 LOOKING FOR JJ was published to great acclaim, going on to be shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread Prize and the 2005 Carnegie Medal. MOTH GIRLS, published in 2016, was nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the 2017 Sheffield Children's Book Award. Follow Anne at or on Twitter: @annecassidy6
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Rating details

774 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 15% (118)
4 31% (240)
3 39% (301)
2 12% (91)
1 3% (24)
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