Sometimes a child knows better... GRACE Ten-year-old Grace knows that her mum loves her, but her mum loves drugs too. And there's only so long Grace can fend off the 'woman from the county' who is threatening to put her into care. Her only hope is... BILLY Grown-man Billy Shine hasn't been out of his apartment for years. People scare him, and the outside world scares him even more. Day in, day out, he lives a perfectly orchestrated silent life within his four walls. Until now. . . THE PLAN Grace bursts into Billy's life with a loud voice and a brave plan to get her mum clean. And it won't be easy, because they will have to confiscate the one thing her mum holds most dear . . . they will have to kidnap Grace.
"Original and wonderful" Sun
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of, amongst other novels, Love in the Present Tense, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club in 2007. Catherine lives in California.
"Original and wonderful" Sun "With a host of loveable characters, fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy the turbulent but ultimately uplifting story" Big Issue "I was hooked... there are some laugh-out-loud antics... an excellent read" New Books