Book Title: Torn Pages

Details: Author: Grindley, Sally

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN-13: 9780747595052

Number of pages: 224

Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 0.8 cm

Retail Price: €7.49

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--One80 News
`Few could read this book and not be struck by the iniquity of a world in which the disease's effects [the effects of AIDS] are so different between regions'

--Financial Times
`Grindley's fluent storytelling, warmth and compassion give room for hope and happiness'

--Read Me, Scholastic Magazines Review.

`The story flows beautifully, the first-person narrative ensuring the reader's emotional involvement with Lydia, who reveals herself as a fully rounded character, responsible and vulnerable, steadfast and childish, but whose ability to look beyond reality eventually wins through ... Excerpts from the memory book punctuate the narrative, a confirmation of the power of words in determining and shaping reality.

Though tragic, the story is about strength of character and the will to succeed rather than ravaged lives'

`Well-crafted and touching novel for young adults'