'Glaister's rounded gift is to show life as it really is' Independent on Sunday
Jennifer is about to turn thirteen and is suffering more than the usual teenage confusion. She's lonely and her parents are unfashionably strange, so she lives in her imagination, dreaming of acceptance, to be popular and normal.
Then Jennifer learns that her supposed parents are really her grandparents, and that her mother deserted her years ago. So when Bronwyn, the new girl at school, and the sinister Johnny crash into her life, adventures with them - no matter how dangerous - seem immediately more attractive.
'Enormously enjoyable' Nick Hornby
'An outstanding novel which confirms Glaister's command of the domestic and the bizarre' Independent on Sunday