My Side of the Diamond
Jasmine has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But what happened to Becky? Because she didn't simply disappear - she jumped off a tall building and was never seen again, almost as if she had vanished into thin air - but of course that couldn't be possible. Was the disappearance something to do with Jasmine? Or was it more to do with Ishmael, so beguiling and strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky was suddenly besotted...An extraordinary tale about the power of love from the acclaimed and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.
Presented in a Moleskineesque format, told from multiple viewpoints and scattered with intriguing illustrations, Gardner's novel is a unique and complex reading experience about the search for love, surprising the reader at every turn. * The Bookseller *
Sally Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty-two languages. Her novel MAGGOT MOON (Hot Key Books) won both the Costa Children's Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal 2013. Sally's genre-defying novel THE DOUBLE SHADOW (Orion) received great critical acclaim and was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2013. THE RED NECKLACE (shortlisted for 2007 Guardian Book Prize) and THE SILVER BLADE are set during the French Revolution, the film rights for which have been purchased by Dominic West. Sally also won the 2005 Nestle Children's Book Prize for her debut novel I, CORIANDER. She is currently writing the popular WINGS CO Fairy Detective Agency Series (Orion) for 7-11 year olds - hailed as 'Agatha Christie for kids' - and has recently released her latest Young Adult fiction novel, which is a modern gothic tale called TINDER, illustrated by David Roberts (Orion). Follow Sally at www.sallygardner.net or on Twitter: @TheSallyGardner