Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons has a head full of questions. Only Ma takes him seriously, but unfortunately she is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one Frankie can never bring himself to ask. Then a new girl arrives at school with questions of her own: questions that make Frankie’s carefully controlled world begin to unravel.
Winner of the Best Book for Young Readers Award in Germany's CORINE International Book Awards 2011.
Longlisted for the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) Children's Book Award 2012.
"De Goldi is the brightest star in Templar’s new and exciting fiction list. This is an effusive novel packed with garrulous dialogue and layers of characters, that really capture the themes of family complexity and mental health. Definitely one to watch in young adult fiction this autumn."
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"clever and sensitive … a highly original, poignant and funny story that should appeal to adults as well as teens." The Daily Mail