Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph.
Joseph is misunderstood. He was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher. Or so the rumours say. But Jack and his family see something others in town don't want to. What's more, Joseph has a daughter he's never seen.
The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost.
YF Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories, YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YXC Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage), YXF Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage), YXG Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage)