A tragi-comic mystery story from a best-selling author. Life is tough for Nova. Her frantic parents are obsessed by running their hotel and her older sister seems too grown-up and good-looking to spend time with her any more. Then Nova meets the gorgeous Liam and things start to look up...But Liam is having an even worse time than she is. He's permanently stuck at the hotel and he can't attract his brother's attention either. At least Liam can see how hard Nova is struggling - and, in fact, she's the only who can see him at all! Could a new friendship between them help them both see the light at the end of the tunnel? A truly thought-provoking and entertaining black comedy from the very talented author of Pig-Heart Boy and, for older readers, Noughts and Crosses.
MALORIE BLACKMAN was the Children?s Laureate between 2013-2015, and has written over sixty books. She is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers, and has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and in 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and in 2013 she topped the Powerlist, a list of the UK's most influential black figures. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'.