Can Cassidy trust her new friend?
Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is away in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter’s grade seven life, her younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, and everything changes. Victoria appears to be able to do the impossible—but is she telling Cassidy the truth?
Fiction for ages 9-13
“a perfect selection to lift the spirits of the observers, the outcasts, and the creative individualists who find the road of adolescence a painful one.” (VOYA, May 1, 2008)
“This book had me hooked… Cassidy Silver is a character with character.” (Resource Links, June 2008)
“a compelling novel…” (Vancouver Sun, March 2008)
“Realistic fiction with a twist… should appeal to thoughtful readers, who may gain insight into standing up to their own bullies– no supernatural powers required.” (School Library Journal, July 2008)
“…a nuanced story about the complicated politics of bullying at school… will appeal to adolescent girls, especially those on the margins… Recommended.” (Canadian Materials, October 2008)
2009 Diamond Willow nominee
2009 Chocolate Lily nominee
2009 Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books”
2008 Resource Links “The Year’s Best”