Toffee

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Allison is in danger at home. Her stepmother has run away and her father is getting worse. So she runs away too and with no where to live finds herself hiding out, miles from home, in an elderly woman’s shed. But this woman, Marla, has dementia and doesn’t recognise her as Allison, believing she is an old friend from her past called Toffee. So this is who Allison becomes, morphing into a person Marla usually knows and trusts but sometimes fears and fights. As their bond grows, Allison begins to ask herself – where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?

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WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG YA AWARD 2019The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan. I am not who I say I am.Marla isn’t who she thinks she is.I am a girl trying to forget.Marla is a woman trying to remember. Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn’t empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there – and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past called Toffee.Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. After all, it means she has a place to stay. There are worse places she could be.But as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself -where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?

Additional information

Weight0.486 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 3.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

398

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

Young Adult / Code: C

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