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Cool streetwise Slate and Ruby who’s used to being thought stupid and cowardly set off on an adventure which takes them to a faraway island where ‘The Others’ are a frightening presence. Slate finds himself at the bottom of a deep pit from which he can’t climb out and Ruby finds she’s a great deal braver than she ever thought.
This was my return to the world of Childrens’ fiction after twenty years absence. It reminded me that fine writing won’t impress children and you’d better make every word count.