Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Ten-year-old Emma has decided to change the date of her birthday. Last year, her identical twin, Laura, choked on a piece of birthday cake and died - so a new date is essential.
Sadly, not all the consequences of Laura’s death are so easily dealt with and life, both at home and at school, has become tense, lonely and miserable. As Emma struggles with her anger and confusion, a red-headed, eye patch-wearing enigma enters her life in the form of Lexi, the new girl in school. Gradually, as the mystery of Lexi unravels, a bond develops between the two. Can Lexi help Emma to move on into a future without Laura?
Intelligently written, without sentimentality, Lexiland masterfully explores the difficult subjects of bereavement, grief and coping with life after loss.