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Megan doesn't speak. She hasn't spoken in months.

Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price to pay. Because there are things locked inside Megan's head - things that are screaming to be heard - that she cannot, must not, let out.

Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can't quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter.

Megan would love to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 232g
  • Atom
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349002061
  • 9780349002064
  • 91,360

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UKYA is just getting better. And with this stunning debut by British author, Abbie Rushton, this is no longer an opinion, but a fact ... Rushton has totally smashed this one: she pulls Unspeakable off with total sensitivity, a narrative that is excitingly enticing, which draws you in from page one. * Guardian Children's Books * I loved Unspeakable. It's an engrossing thriller about dangerous secrets and the toxicity of guilt; it's also an immensely sympathetic portrayal of someone feeling her way towards a love she wasn't expecting. Megan is wonderful - a heroine haunted into silence by the past, who can find it in her heart to forgive everyone except herself. * Helen Grant, author of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden and The Glass * Lovely, heart-warming and emotional * daydreamersthoughts.co.uk * Pacy and compelling ... This comes with a warning though, because once you start reading this it demands to be finished - and you probably won't manage it without shedding a few tears either. * Sugarscape Book of the Month *
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About Abbie Todd

Abbie Rushton grew up in a small village near Newmarket, Suffolk. She has a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and currently works as an editor at a leading educational publisher.

Whilst working as a part-time bookseller during her studies, Abbie rediscovered a love of children's and young adult books. In 2010, she was a winner of Undiscovered Voices, a writing competition run by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Abbie lives near Newbury, Berkshire. She is a keen traveller, and is never happier than when she is planning her next adventure.
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2,384 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 20% (480)
4 32% (765)
3 33% (798)
2 11% (271)
1 3% (70)
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