This remarkable novel, now an established classic, is based on a true story. It was awarded the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award in 1988, the Victorian Premier's Award, the 1989 Koala Award and the Christopher Medal (USA), as well as being selected by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. It has also been widely translated.
'I don't know what I'm doing here. Well, I do really I have been sent here to learn to talk again. Sent here because my mother can't stand my silent presence at home. Sent here because of my face ' She watches; she dreams. She sees more than they realise. She has worries and fears, hopes and desires. She is troubled; she is angry. Above all, she is lonely. She may be someone you know. She may be you. In SO MUCH TO TELL YOU she tells her story - with humour and insight, with sensitivity and strength, with painful honesty. You will never forget her.
'Marsden's work is stunning. Its impact is permanent. Must read.' - ENGLISH JOURNAL (USA)