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Siobhan Parkinson

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)

A heartbreaking story guaranteed to get into your head and your heart.

How does bruising start; is it the booze, the neglect or the slap For Jono, it's time to act.

Julie's only little after all, and the thing is, Ma just doesn't seem capable of looking after them. Not now. Surely running is the right thing to do

This powerful tale of one boy's mission to protect his younger sister is deftly told. Irish Children's Laureate Siobhan Parkinson is a genius wordsmith - and as a result Bruised stays within your heart long after the final confession has finished.

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Praise for Bruised

  • The central voice is extremely engaging. - Bookseller

  • The characterisation is sharp and strong, the settings very skilfully etched, the storyline compelling ... - Robert Dunbar

  • A richness and complexity. - INIS

  • very difficult to put down. The reader is drawn in... and needs to know how it ends. - Carousel

  • Believable and heart-rending story. - Independent on Sunday

  • **** - Books For Keeps

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Siobhan Parkinson

Siobh n Parkinson is a novelist and one of Ireland's best-known writers for children. She has won bagfuls of awards and nominations, and her books have been translated around the world. In 2010 Siobh n was appointed the first ever Irish Children's Laureate.

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