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Leopold blue

By: Rowell, Rosie

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1471401251 / 9781471401251
Paperback
823.92
01/01/2014
Stock expected by 11/12/2020
England
20 cm 269 pages
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More

A tense and moving South African coming-of-age story about family, friendship and first romanceMeg Bergman is fifteen and fed up.

She lives in a tiny town in rural 1990s South Africa - a hot-bed of traditionalism, racial tension and (in Meg's eyes) ordinariness.

Meg has no friends either, due largely to what the community sees as her mother's interfering attempts to educate farm workers about AIDS.

But one day Xanthe arrives - cool, urban, feisty Xanthe, who for some unknown reason seems to want to hang out with Meg. Xanthe arrives into Meg's life like a hurricane, offering her a look at a teenage life she never knew existed.

But cracks quickly begin to show in their friendship when Meg's childhood friend Simon returns from his gap year travels.

LEOPOLD BLUE is an emotionally taut and beautifully written story from a debut author with a mesmerising voice.

BIC:

5AQ Interest age: from c 14 years, YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

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