Hilly’s German grandmother, HeidiGran, comes to live with her family after she gets Alzheimer’s disease. As her mind becomes more muddled, secrets buried in her past start to emerge. Why does HeidiGran keep talking about a girl named Rachel? And why does she make racist remarks about Hilly’s friend, Ruben? As Hilly struggles to cope with revelations about her family’s past, she encounters racism and prejudice for herself when a friend becomes the victim of a mindless attack.
This evocative and deftly told novel explores prejudice and its effects on multiple generations in one family.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||2 MB|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
As a child Linda Newbery was a secret writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe. Now she is a published author of over forty books, mainly children's and teenage fiction. She has been shortlisted for many prestigious literary prizes and has won the Costa children's book award.
Linda lives in an Oxfordshire village and enjoys yoga, gardening, walking and the cinema.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jesus, when are people going to put "WARNING: HOLOCAUST!" bands on YA literature? I know it's v important that We Must Never Forget, but I am in no danger of forgetting, thank you. Review in brief: granny turns out to be a Nazi. To Oxfam it goes!
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