This is Not Forgiveness

Author(s): Celia Rees

Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13+)

'I can't decide what to do with your ashes. It's been nearly a year now...This is not forgiveness. Don't think that.' A gripping and controversial psychological drama from acclaimed author, Celia Rees. Everyone says that Caro is bad...but Jamie can't help himself. He thinks of her night and day and can't believe that she wants to be his girlfriend. Gorgeous, impulsive and unconventional, she is totally different to all the other girls he knows. His sister, Martha, hates her. Jamie doesn't know why, but there's no way he's going to take any notice of her warnings to stay away from Caro. But as Jamie falls deeper and deeper under her spell, he realises there is more to Caro - much more. There are the times when she disappears and doesn't get in touch, the small scars on her wrists, her talk about revolutions and taking action, not to mention the rumours he hears about the other men in her life. And then always in the background there is Rob, Jamie's older brother, back from Afghanistan and traumatised after having his leg smashed to bits there. Jamie wants to help him, but Rob seems to be living in a world of his own and is increasingly difficult to reach.With Caro, the summer should have been perfect...but that isn't how things work out in real life, and Jamie is going to find out the hard way.This taut psychological drama is the brilliant new novel from acclaimed Celia Rees.


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Gripping contemporary drama is an exciting new direction for bestselling Celia Rees Brilliantly plotted narrative told through three alternating viewpoints, with compelling male and female voices

'Sleek, dark and dangerous. Celia Rees has ventured into new territory and returned with explosives' - Patrick Ness 'In a remarkable book that manages to be both lyrical and gritty in the same breath, Celia Rees takes us into an apparently ordinary world where love, betrayal, faith and violence appear hand in hand on virtually every page. I love it for its deceptively gentle prose, its totally believable characters and its vortex of a plot' - Melvin Burgess

Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa where she writes her novels. She has been shortlisted for both the Guardian and the Whitbread Children's fiction awards. Her novels have been translated into over 20 languages.

General Fields

  • : 9781408817698
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

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  • : Celia Rees
  • : Paperback
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