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Eight Pieces of Silva

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444954746

Price: £7.99

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From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?

Becks is into girls but didn’t come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old Silva, her stepdad’s daughter. Becks and Silva are opposites, but bond over their mutual obsession with K-pop.

When Becks’ mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone. Except, Silva disappears. Becks ventures into the forbidden territory of Silva’s room and finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister’s secret life.

Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey. A journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn’t, but he’s just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise …

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An absorbing family mystery set in contemporary London, full of the complex, charismatic characters that Lawrence draws so well.
Fiona Noble, The Observer
The multi-award-winning Lawrence returns with this beautifully written story of a young gay teen searching for her missing sister.
Sarah Hughes, 'i' newspaper
The award-winning Lawrence returns with this fast-paced and thoroughly addictive tale of teenager Becks' desperate hunt for her missing sister, Silva.
Patrice Lawrence writes in the language of London teenagers, and the voices ring true.
Alex O'Connell, The Times
Inclusive, funny, punchy and unique, Lawrence's writing remains unique.
Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
Multi-award-winning author of 'Orangeboy', Patrice Lawrence, returns with this fast-paced and thoroughly addictive tale of teenager Becks's desperate hunt for her missing sister, Silva.
Justine Carbery, Irish Sunday Independent
An unapologetic celebration of teen culture - The Jhalak Prize