By Sally Nicholls
From one of many brightest abilities in children's fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's publication prize comes a brand new novel approximately kinfolk and friendship. Siblings Jonathan, Holly and Davy were suffering to outlive because the demise in their mom, and are made up our minds to prevent being taken into care. whilst the family's prosperous yet eccentric Great-Aunt Irene has a stroke, they visit stopover at her. not able to talk or write, she offers Holly a few images that would cause them to an inheritance that may remedy all their difficulties. yet they're now not the one ones after the treasure...
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And I noticed, for the first time, how careful she was with her left arm. The light was dim in here, but I could see blood, a lot of it, crusted on the edge of her sleeve, turning the small portion sticking out from the cuff of her black jacket from white to a dark brownish red. . your arm,” I said, horrified. “It stopped bleeding a while ago,” she said, tucking her sleeve under her jacket with a wince. ” I wasn’t so sure about that—and I didn’t know how she could be either, since I hadn’t seen her so much as look at the wound—but her tone brooked no argument.
It’ll heal fast,” she said softly. “I promise. ” She reached out and touched my face, her fingertip lightly tracing my stitches from the other night. ” She gave me a sad but teasing smile. I started to protest that that label had never applied to me, but then her thumb brushed the corner of my mouth and the air went electric. I turned my cheek into her caress, pursuing it. And when I pressed a kiss against the center of her palm, she caught her breath. Her eyes were dark behind the blue-tinted lenses and seemed to be growing darker.
So human. The sight of him like that hit like a punch, and the protective shell around my heart shattered, breaking my heart along with it. Tears welled hot and fast, pouring down my cheeks and dripping off my chin. I wanted to crawl in behind him and curl up as tightly as possible, like maybe if I could get close enough we’d disappear into each other and the rest of the world would just fall away. The ache in my chest radiated outward, taking over my whole body. But I made myself scoop up the clothes from the floor and retreat into the bathroom.