by Karen Gregory

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A love story of opposites with a distinctly 'English' feel to it. Joni's life is tough- her Dad is temporarily out of work due to a bad back, her mum is working all hours, the family is at risk of losing their home. Annabel is from the other side of town: rich, privileged, perfectly 'put together'. The two meet in the best of places: the local library. An old tune of unlikely people falling in love is given a freshness through its contemporary setting-a world of Lidl, A Levels and fish and chips, its class dynamics and its budding youth activism. Joni and her brother's campaign against the corporation trying to buy out their estate is a joy to witness. All against the backdrop of a -first troubled and then soaring- romantic love story. Age 12+, Paperback 317pp