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If You Find Me

Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, 2014

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What happens in the woods, stays in the woods…

Carey is keeping a terrible secret.
If she tells, it could destroy her future.
If she doesn’t, will she ever be free?

For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in a camper van in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa. Her mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey’s only priority – until strangers arrive and everything changes . . .

Carey is a strong, resilient, loving and earnest character who is flawed but determined to find light in the darkness – a magnificently human heroine for modern readers.

Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die, says that If You Find Me is “a beautiful book about survival, identity, family, love and so much more.”

Read by Tai Sammons
(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

Reviews

Murdoch tells a fascinating tale
Books For Keeps
An extraordinary debut novel
Daily Mail
Bittersweet yet gripping ... a gorgeous literary read for teenagers ... breaks and soothes your heart in equal measure
We Love This Book
Thsi story will break your heart, before slowly putting it back together piece by piece
Sugarscape
An emotional rollercoaster of a read that also delivers plenty of plot twists and tension
Turn2Page1
A remarkable tale ... a stunning debut novel
Hackwriters
This novel will be entering unconventional territory: with dark and challenging content ... Carey's extraordinary narrative voice subtly balances maturity and betrayed innocence ... There's a slow-burning intensity to this story of resilience and hope that will keep readers captivated
Booktrust
Powerful and accomplished
INIS
Challenging, uplifting and contemporary
Metro
This book was so powerful I read it from front to back in one night ... heartbreakingly magnificent
The Guardian
Beautifully written ... captivates you from the first word ... if you only pick up one book this year, make it this one
NewBooksMag
A tale of growing up, bravery and hope
New! Magazine
Will stay with you long after the final page
Bliss
A lovely book
School Librarian
A striking debut novel
The Observer