Patrice Lawrence

Eight Pieces of Silvia

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The hotly anticipated new YA novel from the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, Indigo Donut and Rose, Interrupted.

Becks is into girls but didn’t come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old stepsister Silva, her stepdad’s daughter. When Becks's mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone. Except Silva disappears. Becks ventures into forbidden territory – Silva’s room. There she finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister’s secret life. Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn’t, but he’s just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise.

"Lawrence is a fine writer and her honesty, empathy and convincing observation of race, hardship and awakening sexuality compel emotional investment in her good-hearted protagonists" – The Sunday Times Children’s Book of The Week  

About the author: Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian household in Mid Sussex. Her first novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstones Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize. Her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the Crime Fest Best Crime Fiction for Young Adults and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. She has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Award three times.