A powerful contemporary novel for readers of 11+ about slavery, friendship and standing up for what is right. From the author of the UKLA Book Award-winning THE ELEVENTH TRADE comes a second novel with a powerful modern message – for readers of 11+. Twelve-year-old Nadia has discovered a new and dangerous secret: she is lonely.
Then two things happen that change everything. She meets Eli, who she suspects may be a superhero, and she finds a strange letter under the dried juniper branches. The next day Nadia gathers her courage to take the letter to Eli.
But something about Eli’s family is very strange. Why doesn’t he let her step close to the house? And is her new friend hiding his own secrets?