Breaking Butterflies
M. Anjelais
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UK Price: £7.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: xxxpp
ISBN: 978-1908-43587-3
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.

"My goal for my writing has always been to use dark subject matter as a tool to focus on the good in the world. Light is always brightest when it's surrounded by the dark. I wrote Breaking Butterflies with that phrase in mind. This is a story about sacrifice, love, and the beauty that can be found in the most twisted of circumstances."

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