My Side of the Diamond - Signed Copy, by Sally Gardner

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My Side of the Diamond - Signed Copy, by Sally Gardner

An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally GardnerWith detailed and intriguing black and white illustrations throughout.

Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air.

Did Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, so beguiling and strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted...

'Presented in a Moleskineesque format, told from multiple viewpoints and scattered with intriguing illustrations, Gardner's novel is a unique and complex reading experience about the search for love, surprising the reader at every turn.' – The Bookseller

'My Side of the Diamond is a fascinating book - part science fiction, part social commentary - an unlikely blend that works in an enthralling way, making this a book I couldn't put down! The lifestyle differences of Becky and Jazmin are highlighted, but you never get a sense of 'preaching' about their relative differences. Becky's response to the charismatic alien - and her subsequent disappearance seem all too possible, as does the portrayal of the sinister, all too believable, government agents trying to keep a lid on and control all the activity. A unique book - thank you Sally!' – Tricia Adams, Director of the School Library Association

'Bizarre and brilliant, Gardner demonstrates her narrative dexterity as she shuffles and reshuffles the cards that holds up her thrilling story without bringing it tumbling down. I haven't read anything else quite like it.' – Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, bestselling author of The Girl Of Ink and Stars

'A new book by Sally Gardner is always a cause for celebration and My Side of the Diamond certainly lives up to my expectations. The story is told through a series of interviews giving us the chance to discover the innermost thoughts of all the main characters. This beautiful book shows the true meaning of love in all its forms and what it means to be human. I read until very late into the night because I could not bear to put the book down.' – Jane Etheridge, Chair Federation of Children's Book Groups

'Absolutely wonderful, with likeable and sensible adults (well, there is the odd exception), and a genuine mystery as to what might have happened; both this time and the strange goings-on in the past. There's not enough intelligent science fiction in YA, especially with romance.' – Book Witch

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