Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Driven by drought, starvation and conflict, Rosa and Sunday have both undertaken perilous journeys across continents – only to end up in Hawk Rise, a decaying tower block scheduled for demolition.
Homeless, identity-less, Sunday is the caretaker; despite his situation, he worries about the inhabitants, especially Rosa, who supports her ailing mother. Rosa’s optimism is unshakeable: against all odds, she starts a garden in Hawk Rise’s wasteland convinced it can unite the residents – immigrants and pensioners alike - who are facing eviction.
An absorbing story from the viewpoint of those at society’s edges who never stop hoping: as Sunday realises, 'only over time did one learn how it was not the quality of the construction but the quality of the people which rendered a place habitable'.