02 January 2019
It’s here . . .
Lisa Williamson is famed for her ability to bring authentic teenage voices to life, most notably in transgender David in the ground-breaking and award-winning THE ART OF BEING NORMAL.
Her latest YA novel is no exception, asking us to walk in the shoes of Ro - the daughter of a compulsive hoarder.
“Every single scrap of paper makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs, until my voice is hoarse and my throat red raw.”
14 year-old Ro Snow is a girl with a secret - a big, fat, dirty secret. When it comes to flying under the radar, she’s an expert. No friends. No boys. No parties. And strictly NO VISITORS. It may be lonely but at least this way the truth remains where it should - hidden.
Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies. Because if Ro’s walls come crumbling down, who’s going to take care of Bonnie . . . Bonnie. Never Mum or Mummy or Mother.
In Lisa Williamson’s words:
“PAPER AVALANCHE may have started out as a story about life with a hoarder, but over four years later, it’s morphed into something far more complex and unexpected. It’s about the glow of new friendship and the buds of first love, the kindness of strangers and the fallibility of parents, finding your voice and discovering light in the darkness.”
Available in all good bookshops, PAPER AVALANCHE is unmissable and unforgettable.