Torn
David Massey
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129 mm
Extent: xxxpp
ISBN: 978-1-908435-17-0
Publication date: August 2012
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WINNER OF THE LANCASHIRE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013.

Afghanistan.

In the heat and dust of war, young British army medic Elinor Nielson watches an Afghan girl walk into a hail of bullets. But when she runs to help, Ellie finds her gone. Who is she? And what’s happened to her? What Ellie discovers makes her question everything she believes in – even her feelings for the American lieutenant who takes her side.

'David Massey’s debut novel is life-affirming. Modern and sympathetic, it will grab the hearts and minds of young adult readers everywhere.'

Barry Cunningham

Shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year 2013
Winner of the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year 2013
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2013

Five a.m. I’m woken by yapping dogs and the first distant call to prayer, carried to me on a light breeze. My first morning in

"Like Elinor, the medic in my novel, I was surprised to discover how many teens have died for their country, so I decided to write TORN as my tribute to their selflessness and bravery. Best bit for me? The first appearance of the mysterious Afghan girl ... "

 

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