Hannah and Joey have been best friends forever, making beautiful things from the shells and driftwood on the beach. But now it’s not just the two of them anymore: now there’s a newcomer, Paul. He’s Joey’s new foster brother, who has been rescued like a piece of driftwood. Everyone thinks he’s finally found safety. At first, things are great. Hannah’s brother makes friends with Paul and the four hang out together. But then things start to go wrong. Paul is being bullied – by Hannah’s brother. Subtly at first… until it gets dangerous. Now Paul needs rescuing again. But can you rescue a friendship when it’s drowning? Can you betray your flesh and blood to save a stranger’s life? As Paul floats further and further away from her, Hannah faces the toughest choice of her life.

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    She’s been an art teacher, magazine editor and agony aunt but we like her best as a top-selling author. If you love books about family, friendship and chocolate, then look no further than Cathy!


    Cathy won the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books for Scarlett in 2007, the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award in 2009 and the 2013 Doncaster Book Award for Summer’s Dream. She was also crowned Queen of Teen in 2010.

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