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  • Orion Children's Books


Cliff McNish

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

We'd all like a guardian angel, but would you want to be one

Not fit to be a daughter. Not fit to be a friend. Not fit to be an angel. Two girls are inextricably linked by destiny, not choice.

Stephanie is friendless, strange, a misfit.

Freya can't stop seeing angels.

But when one of those angels begins to stalk her, its shadow following her everywhere, Freya is forced to make decisions from which there is no turning back.

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Praise for Angel

  • Outstanding prose is married to a suspenseful plot and a quiet humour. - THE TIMES - Amanda Craig

  • Stands out for its original subject and plot ...Each book takes McNish into new territory, and this one is both assured and thought-provoking. - THE BOOKSELLER - Nikki Gamble

  • Tense, quirky and highly individual, this story has plenty going for it. - TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT - Nicholas Tucker

  • A deft construction - McNish vividly portrays two worlds in the light of each other, creating a thin space between them that makes for a moving and thought provoking tale. - BOOKS FOR KEEPS

  • What a book. I simply couldn't put it down ... a highly charged look at personal spirituality... the writing is effortless and elegant and as it slips between character perspectives, Angel never loses an air of authenticity. And at moments, it reaches the sublime. I loved it. - THE BOOKBAG

  • A fascinating read. - CAROUSEL

  • This neat combination of teen angst and behavioural ethics is complex and charged. - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • This unusual fantasy is made plausible by a very strong depiction of the underpinning pattern of teenage anxieties and everyday angst. - THE BOOKSELLER - Lesley Agnew

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Cliff McNish

Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland, but has spent most of his life in the southeast of England. His first book was THE DOOMSPELL, inspired by a story he told his daughter. Since then he has published THE SILVER SEQUENCE and the acclaimed stand-alone supernatural thrillers, BREATHE (winner of the Salford and Calderdale book awards), ANGEL, SAVANNAH GREY and THE HUNTING GROUND, as well as 2014's GOING HOME.

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