"Finding Violet Park is a wonderful debut for many reasons… the book is astute… full of bitter-sweet observations. The plot is so well controlled that you never anticipate the clever ending." Guardian Review
“Ultra-original and brilliantly written, this will have you laughing and crying, too." Mizz
"Clever and totally assured, it is hard to believe that this is a first novel from a new author… [an] ingenious novel from a writer who already has much to offer. *****" Nicholas Tucker, Books for Keeps
“Memorable and well-paced, this is a book to help young people grow in spite of adversity." Carousel
"This is terrific stuff and quite unlike anything else I've come across…. a powerful and compelling story… and manages to give every question, every problem, every doubt its right weight – no more, no less." Inis
“First-time author Jenny Valentine has an original and exciting voice." Writing Magazine
"Narrated by the most unique voice since 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this is a quirky and original voyage of self-discovery… a terrific book." Gateway
"Profound, funny and beautifully written: I doubt I'll read a better teenage novel this year." Bournemouth Daily Echo
"A captivating novel… Hilarious and dramatic in turns." Liverpool Echo
"Prepare to be thrilled and chilled" School House magazineReseña del editor:
Narrated by the most compelling voice since Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, this is a quirky and original voyage of self-discovery triggered by a lost urn of ashes.
The mini cab office was up a cobbled mews with little flat houses either side. That's where I first met Violet Park, what was left of her. There was a healing centre next door, a pretty smart name for a place with a battered brown door and no proper door handle and stuck-on wooden numbers in the shape of clowns. The 3 of number 13 was a w stuck on sideways and I thought it was kind of sad and I liked it at the same time.
Sixteen-year-old Lucas Swain becomes intrigued by the urn of ashes left in a cab office. Convinced that its occupant – Violet Park – is communicating with him, he contrives to gain possession of the urn, little realising that his quest will take him on a voyage of self-discovery and identity, forcing him to finally confront what happened to his absent (and possibly dead) father…
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Descripción HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0007214456
Descripción HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 7214456