Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: April 2014
World Rights Rights sold: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Romania, Russia, USA, World English Language Audio
Two teens are drawn together, promised to each other since childhood by their dreaming mothers.
The girl is sweet, empathetic and ordinary. The boy: brilliant, charismatic – and ill.
No one knows it yet, but he is incapable of feeling. Their relationship twists and turns to a terrifying climax about making the ultimate sacrifice …
When my mother was a little girl, she walked to the playground by herself every day after school. I can picture it easily; photos of her as a child are almost indistinguishable from photos of me when I was little. I used to look at her old yellow-edged school photographs a lot.