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The Day I Met Suzie

Chris Higgins

9 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen, Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

A gritty drama from Chris Higgins about tangled relationships and the danger of manipulation.

'My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.' I moan softly. 'So could I.'
'Anything you tell me is completely confidential.' I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose 'I wouldn't know where to begin.'
'At the beginning ' she says. 'In your own words.'
So that's what I do. I start at the beginning like she says.
The day I met Suzie.

Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend - and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.

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Praise for The Day I Met Suzie

  • PRAISE FOR CHRIS HIGGINS:

  • 'This is another great novel by Chris Higgins ... The story moves at a fast pace and is full of drama that always keeps you turning the pages.' - Chicklish

  • This story captured my interest from the beginning and I was thrilled that it got better and better as I read. The author packs a great deal into this average-length teen book and every page had me wanting a little bit more. The characters in the story are superb: well fleshed out, with authentic voices for their age (and nationality). - The Book Bag

  • Chris Higgins gives her loyal audience another tremendously enjoyable read in Love Ya Babe. She has a light touch and an easy style that absorbs you right from the very start. - The Bookbag

  • This a funny, interesting, heart-warming story. - Chicklish

  • ... exciting and engaging and its a hard one to put down when youve started. - The Bookbag

  • A thundering good read - The Cornishman

  • A touching tale of romance, friendship & family - Publishing News

  • A poignant novel... A moving, honest & most of all positive story about friendship, family & trust. Will make you laugh and cry. - Shop! Scotland

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Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins was born and brought up in South Wales. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband, 4 children, a sheepdog, a rabbit and a goldfish that will be 21 this year! For many years she worked as a Secondary school teacher in English and Drama. Chris loves theatre and between writing helps at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Lands End. Chris also loves to travel and is a great believer in taking control of your own life and making the most of your opportunities. Chris,s novels deal with issues that every teenager can identify with.

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