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Silence is Goldfish

Silence is Goldfish

Author: Annabel Pitcher
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SILENCE IS GOLDFISH is a story that demands to be heard. 'I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in - to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.' Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Tess sets out to find the truth of her identity, and uncovers a secret that could ruin multiple lives. But can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice? This is the third YA novel from the bestselling and prizewinning author of MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE and KETCHUP CLOUDS.

Awards

Long-listed for Redbridge Children's Book Award: Teenage Category 2016.

Reviews

This amazing story is very well written and easy to read, as always! As with Ketchup Clouds, I would recommend this book to teenagers from about the age of fourteen who are just beginning to experience love, betrayal, recklessness and loneliness. GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS The book immediately feels like a Pitcher novel and her beautiful writing style is what really makes it enjoyable. GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS This novel is both heart-breaking and hilarious. Tess is a fabulous protagonist, a strong, outgoing girl who tries her hardest to please those around her, yet one who deals with daily bullying on account of her size and unconventional looks. Her journey of self-discovery is incredibly difficult and you cannot help but cheer her on every step of the way. It is exceptionally well written and an absolute joy to read. BOOK TRUST Strong in substance and originality, Pitcher continues to bring boldness and uniqueness to YA WE LOVE THIS BOOK More sad, funny and relatable family dynamic storytelling from Annabel Pitcher THE BOOKBAG A beautifully told story about identity and how important it is to children and teenagers THE WHISPERING OF THE PAGES Quirky, entertaining with a mixture of sadness and humour that pretty much sums up the mindset of a teenager trying to find their place in the world. I'll definitely be looking out for more books from this author in the future. REVIEWED THE BOOK Pitcher brilliantly captures the elasticity of the teenage mind, its ability to apprehend reality in a multiplicity of angles, its tendency to see itself alternatively as a speck of dust in the universe or as an all-encompassing being. Picher's writing is intriguing, riveting, respectful, true and oh so funny. Inis Reading Guide 2015-16 Pitcher writes clearly and elegantly and the novel is full of her trademark wit Daily Telegraph Online Exploring the importance of family, friends and being yourself, this is another standout book from an award-winning author. When Tess Turner accidentally looks at her dad's computer, she realises why she's never felt like she fits in. Her reaction is to stop speaking, except inside her own head, and what follows is a poignant and compelling story. The Sun Online Silence is Goldfish is a rare gem of a book: it features the kind of protagonist we need more of. Not the feisty, popular heroines we wish we could be, but the grounded, empowered heroines we are. And if there's one thing I got from this book, it's this: you never quite know the whole story, which can take an entire book, plus a goldfish to find out The Guardian.com A witty, heart-wrming study of Tessa ... a lovely story about overcoming convention and coming to accept yourself The Daily Telegraph A witty YA novel about a girl's search for her father The Daily Telegraph Pitcher delivers a story of betrayal and miscues among family and friends with a realistic blend of humor and gravity as Tess slides toward mental instability. An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. Kirkus It's tough to stop talking and still go to school. Tess' journey is a gripping story School Librarian This amazing story is very well written and easy to read, as always! As with Ketchup Clouds, I would recommend this book to teenagers from about the age of fourteen who are just beginning to experience love, betrayal, recklessness and loneliness. GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS The book immediately feels like a Pitcher novel and her beautiful writing style is what really makes it enjoyable. GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS This novel is both heart-breaking and hilarious. Tess is a fabulous protagonist, a strong, outgoing girl who tries her hardest to please those around her, yet one who deals with daily bullying on account of her size and unconventional looks. Her journey of self-discovery is incredibly difficult and you cannot help but cheer her on every step of the way. It is exceptionally well written and an absolute joy to read. BOOK TRUST Strong in substance and originality, Pitcher continues to bring boldness and uniqueness to YA. WE LOVE THIS BOOK 'more sad, funny and relatable family dynamic storytelling from Annabel Pitcher' THE BOOKBAG

Author description

Annabel graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature and an ambition to be a children's author. She had a variety of jobs before deciding to travel the world and focus on writing. Annabel now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and two young sons. Her first book, MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE, won the Branford Boase and a Betty Trask Award in 2012 and KETCHUP CLOUDS won the 2014 Waterstones Children's Prize. Annabel's work has been shortlisted for numerous prestigious awards including the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Galaxy British Book Award and the Red House Children's Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Visit Annabel's website at www.annabelpitcher.com and follow her on Twitter @APitcherAuthor.

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General Fields

  • : 9781780620022
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)
  • : August 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : 823.92
  • : en
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Annabel Pitcher