P Is for Pearl
From the talented author of the celebrated novels In the Quiet and Ache comes a poignant and moving book that explores the stories we tell ourselves about our families, and what it means to belong.
Praise for P is for Pearl:
'P is for Pearl is a complex, authentic exploration of grief, friendship, mental illness, family and love, sensitively written by a writer whose voice will resonate with teen readers.' - Books+Publishing
Seventeen-year-oldGwendolyn P. Pearson has become very good at not thinking about the awfulthings that have happened to her family.
Shehas also become used to people talking about her dead mum. Or not talking abouther and just looking at Gwen sympathetically.
Andit's easy not to think about awful things when there are wild beaches to runalong, best friends Loretta and Gordon to hang out with - and a stepbrother totake revenge on.
Butfollowing a strange disturbance at the cafe where she works, Gwen is forced toconfront what happened to her family all those years ago. And she slowly comesto realise that people aren't as they first appear and that like her, everyonehas a story to tell.
Publication Date: 19-Feb-2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia