Heaven Eyes

Publisher: Hachette

A beautifully written tale about three lonely, frustrated children who live in Whitegates children's home.

Sailing down river towards freedom and adventure, their home-made raft spirals out of control. They are rescued by a mysterious girl named Heaven Eyes who eagerly invites them to the home she shares with her over-protective 'Grampa' in a disused warehouse on the secluded riverbank.

Although the mood is ostensibly bleak, Almond expertly interweaves optimism and expectation into the poetic narrative, creating a predominantly uplifting tale of friendship and trust for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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