Clay is a normal teenager who likes watching films with her Dad and doing her paper round. But when a new neighbour befriends her Mum, she starts to feel uneasy. Since when did their lives revolve around his? And why is everything suddenly so complicated?Clay knows there is something odd about the new family, yet she can't help being drawn to them like everyone else...This book is by turns hilariously funny and very creepy. It talks about the power one individual can yield. And Clay meanwhile is growing up. It is stunningly original and never simplistic. It simply deserves to be read.
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About Jan Mark
Jan Mark has twice won the Carnegie Medal for her children's fiction as well as many other awards. She is a former Signal Poetry Prize judge and a regular children's books reviewer.
Turbulence by Jan Mark
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2006
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