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Broken Soup By Jenny Valentine

Broken Soup
by Jenny Valentine

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An intriguing, compelling and moving new novel from the award-winning author of Finding Violet Park.

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Broken Soup Summary


Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine

An intriguing, compelling and moving new novel from the award-winning author of Finding Violet Park.

When the good-looking boy with the gentle voice presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. And she can't afford to lose her place in the checkout queue - after all, if she doesn't take the groceries home, nobody else will.

Rowan has more responsibilities than most girls her age. These days, she pretty much looks after her little sister single-handedly - which doesn't leave much time for friends or fun. So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing, it piques her curiosity. Who was the mysterious stranger? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

Bee invites Rowan to her house where they make a print of the negative. And the face that appears in front of Rowan's eyes is that of her dead brother Jack...

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Broken Soup Reviews


Praise for Jenny Valentine:

`Valentine has the essential storyteller's gift of making you want to read on - and to know more even after the book is finished.' Guardian

`The award-winning Valentine has a keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of young children, and the rhythms of family life.' The Bookseller

`[Valentine] has a wonderful ability to take readers right into the hearts and souls of her central characters, and reading her is always a truly vicarious experience.' The Bookbag

Praise for Broken Soup

"...a life-affirming, witty, romantic read, about freedom, responsibility and love." - Sunday Times, Culture

`delicately written ... A solid tale of what it takes to grow up and how to ask for help.' Publishers Weekly

"Valentine's appeal lies in conveying life and hope." - The Times

"...a very funny and sad story about what really makes a family, and how we can lose our common sense in times of crisis and find it again through love." - The Daily Mail

"Beautifully written and emotionally sure, this is unputdownable and should keep even the most moany teenager quiet until it's finished." - The Independent

About Jenny Valentine


Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel, Finding Violet Park. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.
Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children.

Additional information

GOR000698054
Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine
Jenny Valentine
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-01-07
256
0007229658
9780007229659
Short-listed for Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Older Readers 2009 Short-listed for Costa Children's Book Award 2008 Short-listed for Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.