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The Apple Tart of Hope

The Apple Tart of Hope

‘A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship’ – Louise O’Neill, bestselling author of Asking for It

Oscar Dunleavy is missing, presumed dead.

His bike was found at sea, beyond the pier, and everyone in town has accepted this as a teenage tragedy.

Except for his best friend, Meg.

Oscar’s kind, always cheerful, and makes the world’s best apple tarts.

Meg knows he isn’t dead …

… and she’s going to prove it.
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Independent Booksellers Award, 2014

Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 29th March 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444011159

Reviews

...a wonderful book that will leave you with a giant smile on your face, and a longing for the taste homemade apple tart.
THE BOOK BAG
This suspenseful story is vivid with characters
THE SUNDAY TIMES
I was so absorbed in the moving storyline that I read it in one sitting
Book Babblers
A beautiful book about being different, about good and bad friendships, and how salvation can come from an unlikely place.
Scribbles Book Reviews
I felt this story had real depth, and dealt honestly and compassionately with strong emotions and serious decisions.
The Little Reader Library
Both adults and children alike would thoroughly enjoy
Chrissi Reads
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star
The Bookseller, THE BOOKSELLER
This novel is gentle and mild but it has hidden powers, too.
Martin Chilton, THE TELEGRAPH
A poignant, unusual contemporary novel
Imogen Russell Williams, METRO
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship.
bestselling author iof ASKING FOR IT, Louise O'Neill, IRISH TIMES
A layered, morally complex and captivating read
Joseph O'Connor, IRISH TIMES
A little piece of pure, irresistible magic
Eve Seymore, CHELTENHAM STANDARD
A beautiful story about friendship and hope that will make you laugh and cry
WRD About Books
A delicious and gently philospophical book which explores the issues of bullying, loss, friendship and love with insight and humour
The Best New Children's Books 2015
Fully developed secondary characters ... add richness and depth to this lyrically written tale, which explores themes of manipulation, self-discovery, hope, and love ...This touching novel is one to savor
Book List
Readers will delight in watching Meg and Oscar transition from friendship to love while they become enraged at Paloma's bullying behavior. In addition to the romance, there is also plenty of intrigue and mystery to engage readers not typically drawn to love stories.
School Library Journal
one of Ireland's most interesting children's writers
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go.
PEOPLE, The Best Children’s Books of 2016
This is a wonderful and gripping tale about young love and friendship and how easy it is for things to go wrong. Even when there is apple tart
Bookwitch
...a wonderful book that will leave you with a giant smile on your face, and a longing for the taste homemade apple tart.
THE BOOK BAG
This suspenseful story is vivid with characters
THE SUNDAY TIMES
I was so absorbed in the moving storyline that I read it in one sitting
Book Babblers
A beautiful book about being different, about good and bad friendships, and how salvation can come from an unlikely place.
Scribbles Book Reviews
I felt this story had real depth, and dealt honestly and compassionately with strong emotions and serious decisions.
The Little Reader Library
Both adults and children alike would thoroughly enjoy
Chrissi Reads
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star
The Bookseller, THE BOOKSELLER
This novel is gentle and mild but it has hidden powers, too.
Martin Chilton, THE TELEGRAPH
A poignant, unusual contemporary novel
Imogen Russell Williams, METRO
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship.
bestselling author iof ASKING FOR IT, Louise O'Neill, IRISH TIMES
A layered, morally complex and captivating read
Joseph O'Connor, IRISH TIMES
A little piece of pure, irresistible magic
Eve Seymore, CHELTENHAM STANDARD
A beautiful story about friendship and hope that will make you laugh and cry
WRD About Books
A delicious and gently philospophical book which explores the issues of bullying, loss, friendship and love with insight and humour
The Best New Children's Books 2015
Fully developed secondary characters ... add richness and depth to this lyrically written tale, which explores themes of manipulation, self-discovery, hope, and love ...This touching novel is one to savor
Book List
Readers will delight in watching Meg and Oscar transition from friendship to love while they become enraged at Paloma's bullying behavior. In addition to the romance, there is also plenty of intrigue and mystery to engage readers not typically drawn to love stories.
School Library Journal
one of Ireland's most interesting children's writers
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go.
PEOPLE, The Best Children’s Books of 2016
This is a wonderful and gripping tale about young love and friendship and how easy it is for things to go wrong. Even when there is apple tart
Bookwitch
A VERY GOOD CHANCE is brave and thoughtful with cracking characters. It deserves a wide readership and confirms Moore Fitzgerald's place as one of Ireland's most interesting new children's writers.
IRISH INDEPENDENT on A VERY GOOD CHANCE
The language is lyrical and evocative and vivid. The book itself is short and sharp but unpacks itself in a way that makes it seem huge and expansive
THE BOOKBAG on A VERY GOOD CHANCE
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship.
Louise O'Neill, bestselling author of ASKING FOR IT, on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star
THE BOOKSELLER on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
The characters are well-drawn in this absorbing and thought-provoking timeslip novel. Sarah Moore Fitzgerald tells a moving and original story of love and loss with both humour and understanding.
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