A compelling psychological drama from a prestigious and award-winning author.
It's a time of change for Josh. He has a relatively new stepdad and a brand new baby sister. But for Josh's younger brother, Jamie, the family upheaval has deeply disturbing consequences: he refuses to speak, and after a vivid, frightening dream develops an obsession with wild cats.
With his parents so preoccupied, it's up to Josh - who's always been the quiet one - to keep the family together and find a cure for his brother's strange behaviour. And in helping Jamie to recover his voice, Josh discovers an unexpectedly resonant one of his own.
CATCALL is a tense, gripping and atmospheric novel, full of powerful ideas, and blending deep psychological tension with fast-paced action - highly-acclaimed author Linda Newbery at her most compelling and insightful.
Linda Newbery has published over 30 books, ranging from a picture book to teenage fiction. She won the COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2006 and, for CATCALL, THE SILVER AWARD in the 2007 NESTLE AWARDS. Born in Essex, Linda lives in an Oxfordshire village with her husband and three cats. Apart from writing, she spends time reading, gardening, swimming, going to the cinema and theatre, and walking. She is an active speaker at conferences and regularly conducts writing workshops.
Visit Linda's website at www.lindanewbery.co.uk. Like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Newbery-author-page/159061854179521.