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Summary

From critically acclaimed author Nicola Skinner comes her most brilliant book yet—a daring, thrilling, darkly comic story about staying true to yourself, and to the people you love, even if that means tearing everything down....

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Minnie’s island. Nothing, that is, apart from the earthquakes, which pull buildings and schools and houses down on a regular basis.

Luckily, the island’s inhabitants have found a way to fix their crumbling walls: giants. Giants look after human children, like 11-year-old Minnie. When Minnie turns 12, she’ll kiss her giant, turning her into a stone statue forever. The stone will be used to repair buildings. And there’s nothing wrong with that either...or so Minnie thinks.

But when a dreadful earthquake strikes, Minnie realises she’s not quite ready to say goodbye to her giant—not forever—not yet. So Minnie goes on the run, betraying her parents and everyone she knows. The secrets she uncovers on her journey threaten to pull everything down. And so begins a desperate race against time in which she will confront the truth about her island, her giant...and ultimately herself.

©2022 Nicola Skinner (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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