The Circus

The Circus

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Willow has everything: a rich daddy, a pony and a place at a prestigious boarding school. Everything except the one thing she really wants: a father who cares enough to find her when she runs away from home. On the eve of her father's wedding, Willow runs again into the unknown. Her mother was a circus performer and Willow longs to follow in her footsteps. But when all of her money is stolen and her only friend, a street performer called Suz, betrays her, Willow is left penniless and alone. So begins a gripping, exhilarating journey. Will Willow ever make it to the big top and find a place she can truly call home?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 272.16g
  • Oneworld Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786070944
  • 9781786070944
  • 554,070

Review quote

"A journey of self-discovery that is at once beautiful, sad, and-for anyone who has ever felt alone-familiar. Levez's style is lyrical, infusing the story with atmosphere and emotion." -- ForeWord 'A beautiful and unforgettable story about a girl who learns she must lose who she thought she was before she can become who she's meant to be.' -- Kirkus Dressed in Levez' glittering prose, The Circus has the heart of a lion tamer and the thrill of a trapeze. Raw, compelling, and compassionate, this is a biting and beautiful examination of why we run, what makes a home, and how we find who we are. Kiran Millwood Hargrave author of Girl of Ink and Stars 'A punchy explosion of a book - gritty and colourful exploring the complexities of friendship, family and freedom. Wonderful - though I am now desperate to learn the trapeze.' Kathryn Evans, author of More of Me 'A fascinating setting, heart-cracking writing, and a big bold friendship at the centre. A deeply satisfying read about desperation and determination, with an ending that takes your breath away.' Sue Wallman, author of Lying About Last Summershow more

About Olivia Levez

Olivia Levez divides her time between teaching English and binge-writing in her caravan by the sea. Olivia likes hula-hooping, yoga and real ale, but not at the same time. She lives in Worcestershire with her husband, two sons and her real life Dog, more

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35 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 34% (12)
4 31% (11)
3 14% (5)
2 20% (7)
1 0% (0)
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