Waves
Sharon Dogar
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 352pp
ISBN: 978-1-905294-60-2
Publication date: April 2008
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Charley almost died in the waves last summer. Now she’s in a coma, neither dead nor alive.

On returning to the beach, her younger brother Hal finds it hard to shake off her presence. Thoughts of Charley begin crowding his mind, revealing strange places and violent emotions - thoughts that Hal comes to realise are not entirely his own. As Hal digs deeper into the mystery of her accident, he discovers the truth of what happened.

Veined with thrilling mystery and tinged with the super-sensory, WAVES is a compelling coming-of-age story about first love and tragic loss.

'Sharon Dogar is a writer to watch.'
Meg Rosoff, Author
'An engrossing first novel from a thrilling new talent.'
Nicholas Tucker, Independent
'Waves is a remarkable novel by a talented story teller, suffused by an atmosphere both sensuous and sinister.'
Philip Pullman, Author
'One of the most genuinely bittersweet novels of adolescence to have come my way in some time.'
Robert Dunbar, Irish Times

‘But it’s no one’s fault, it just happened. It was an accident.’ Mum repeats the words so slowly, as though she is holding them to herself, like a light in the dark, holding on tight, because she would be lost and blind without them.

‘No, Mum, it wasn’t!’

"Why write a book about someone who can't move, can't see and can't speak? Well she can, but only with her mind? Well, partly just to see if I could, but mostly because I love the idea of telepathy; of two people being so close (even when miles apart) that they can sense what the other is feeling ... "

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