Grainne’s birth mother is coming to visit from America – a mum she has never seen before. As Grainne nervously waits for her arrival, her step-mother and two half-brothers decide to take a break. They are off to Finland for an adventure holiday, riding dog-sleds at a remote lodge. But when their mum is lost in the snowy wastes, the stage is set for a novel in two voices: a frantic story of seeking and finding which shrieks with nail-biting tension. A tale of snow and ice, and of courage and survival, this gripping story from world-class author Roddy Doyle will take your breath away.

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  • okay

    We read this in our class at school, and I found it a bit flat.

    9 March 2013

  • rubbish

    We read this book in school last year and I really thought it was going to be good, but I was wrong. Other people really liked the book but I just found it really boring. I expected to enjoy it as I always do with Roddy Doyle’s books but it was just sort of dead. I really didn’t like the bit at the end of each chapter where it tells Gráinne’s story – it’s extremely boring and repetitive. So finally, I’m sorry to say it wasn’t a great book in my opinion and I have seen better from Roddy Doyle.

    4 July 2012

  • this sounds like such a awesome book

    6 March 2012

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